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Pennsylvania Sedge

SKU: AM018239
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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)
key features
Botanical Name
Carex pensylvanica
Growing Zones
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8
Native, Attracts Birds, Deer Resistant, Groundcover, Easy To Grow
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Mature Height
6-12" tall


Unlike most sedges which thrive in moist soils, Pennsylvania Sedge prefers dry to average soils with good drainage. However, plants do tolerate wet soils, making them ideal for shady gardens. Native to 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.