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.