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Carex pensylvanica - Pennsylvania Sedge

Carex pensylvanica

Sedge - Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Sedge has fine green leaves which are semi-evergreen, spreading slowly by rhizomes to form a tough groundcover in shady areas.  Plants are monoecious, male flowers appear in spiklets above the female flowers.   Most effective if planted in mass. It can be used instead of grass in the shade. Tolerant of foot traffic as well; mow infrequently.  Carex pensylvanica is native to thickets and dry woodland areas in North America providing nesting material and shelter for wild birds.  Pennsylvania Sedge supports dozens of butterfly and moth species.

PRN Preferred: Makes a really good grass substitute for shady locations.

Height

8 Inches

Spread

12 Inches

Bloom Color

Yellow

USDA Hardiness Zone

4
Current Availability
Qty Avail Description Comments Future Crop Future Crop Ready Date
724 Carex pensylvanica 2 QUART (NATIVE)
Characteristics & Attributes
Attributes
Deer Resistant
Erosion Control
Full Shade
Green Roof Plants
Groundcover
Lawn Alternative
Native
Semi-Evergreen
Straight Species - Native
Winter Interest
Foliage
Soil Conditions
Average
Moist
Sandy
Exposure
Full Shade
Partial Shade/Shade Tolerant
Special Recognition
Pleasant Run Nursery Preferred Selection
Tolerance
Dry Shade Tolerant
Foot Traffic Tolerant
Wet Site Tolerant
Foliage Color
Green
Grass Season
Cool Season
Companion Plants to Carex pensylvanica
White Wood Aster Aster divaricatus 'Eastern Star'
White Wood Aster
Golden Star Chrysogonum virginianum 'Superstar'
Golden Star
Foamflower Tiarella cordifolia 'Brandywine'
Foamflower
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Lily-turf Liriope muscari 'Royal Purple'
Lily-turf
Maidenhair Fern Adiantum pedatum
Maidenhair Fern
Low Woodland Sedge Carex socialis
Low Woodland Sedge