CRCCD – Pennsylvania Sedge


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Carex pensylvanica


Soil:  Loose, Loamy,  Well drained
Moisture:  Average to Dry
Light:  Part to Full Shade
Plant Height: 6 to 12 inches
Plant Width:  12 to 18 inches
Pests:  None
Landscape Value:  Excellent ground cover for dry shade and underplanting for shade perennials.  Good for massing and as a lawn substitute for dry soils in shady areas, as it forms a turf that never needs mowing or can be mowed to 2 inches.  Thrives in the shade of oaks and maples.  Good for naturalizing and rain gardens.

Clumping, low-growing, semi-evergreen perennial that spreads slowly by creeping rhizomes (underground stems) to form colonies.  Glossy, bright green, arching leaves turn tan-colored in the fall.  Foliage can be cut to ground level in early spring before new growth emerges.  Yellow-brown flowers occur on stalks that rise above the foliage in late spring, producing clusters of brown seed capsules attractive to small songbirds and mammals.  Tolerates drought.

5-pint pot

Photo credits:
Missouri Botanical Garden