Pennsylvania Sedge Grass

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Pennsylvania Sedge provides lush texture for dry shade gardens. Fine low-growing foliage arches gently, giving the appearance of soft, rolling waves. Makes a lovely groundcover or lawn alternative that requires little to no mowing. Mass planting will create a cool, glossy green carpet that is tough and versatile. Semi-evergreen foliage is deer resistant and low maintenance. (Carex pennsylvanica)
Zones 3 - 8
Advantages
Easy To Grow
Attract Birds
Deer Resistant
Groundcover
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade
Full Shade
Mature Plant Size6-12" tall , 6-12" wide
Bloom TimeFoliage plant all season
SKUAM018239

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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Plant Information

6-12” tall x 6-12” wide. Unlike most sedges which thrive in moist soils, Pennsylvania Sedge prefers dry to average soils with good drainage. However, plants also tolerate wet soils, making them ideal for shady gardens. Native of oak savannahs and dry woodlands, Pennsylvania Sedge makes a perfect partner for oak trees. The fine foliage provides excellent contrast for broad-leaf shade perennials like Hostas, Hellebores, and Hydrangeas. It also works great as a mass planting beneath architectural plants in modern designs. Plants spread slowly through rhizomes, but are not overly aggressive. A good choice for erosion control and waterwise gardening. Plant in the wildlife garden to provide shelter and  attract birds that feed on seeds.

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Associated SKUsAM018239
AM018177 (Tray of 9)
AM018178 (Tray of 18)
AM015018 (Plant - 3" Pot)
Common Name
Pennsylvania Sedge Grass
Botanical Name
Carex pensylvanica
Zones
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Mature Height
6-12" tall
Estimated Mature Spread
6-12" wide
Growth Rate
Medium
Bloom Time
Foliage plant all season
Planting Depth
Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Ships As
Potted Plant
Foliage
Soft delicate arching green blades.
Soil Type
Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Soil Moisture
Dry, Average, Well Draining
Advantages
Easy To Grow, Attract Birds, Deer Resistant, Groundcover
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
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