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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. Most effective if planted in mass. It can be used instead of grass in the shade. It is very tolerant of foot traffic as well. Mow infrequently.

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 Future Crop Future Crop Ready Date
87 Carex pensylvanica #1 (green) 320 late May
Characteristics & Attributes
Attributes
Deer Resistant
Erosion Control
Full Shade
Green Roof Plants
Groundcover
Lawn Alternative
Native
Semi-Evergreen
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
Companion Plants to Carex pensylvanica
Columbine Aquilegia canadensis
Columbine
Golden Star Chrysogonum virginianum 'Superstar'
Golden Star
Foamflower Tiarella cordifolia 'Brandywine'
Foamflower
Similar Plants to Carex pensylvanica
Maidenhair Fern Adiantum pedatum
Maidenhair Fern
Low Woodland Sedge Carex socialis
Low Woodland Sedge
White-tinged Sedge Carex albicans
White-tinged Sedge