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Carex pensylvanica

Pennsylvania Sedge

Plant Type: Grass - Ornamental
MORNING sun/AFTERNOON shade to FULL shade

A compact sedge with arching, semi-evergreen, fine-texture foliage. An excellent shade to part shade groundcover. Tolerant of tough urban conditions, especially under trees. An American native.





Growth Habit

FILLER (mounded)

Bloom Color


Landscape Application:

Mass or group in woodland gardens, shade gardens, borders, edging or groundcover.

Carex pensylvanica Plant Care:

Cut back to 3" in March.

USDA Hardiness Zone: Zone 4 (-30/-20F)

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Pennsylvania Sedge Characteristics & Attributes

Season of Interest

MIDSEASON (May-June), LATE (July-frost)

Mid Season (May - June)
Late Season (July - frost)
Soil Moisture Needs

Low to moderate soil moisture.

Special Benefits
Ground Cover
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant

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