Plants By Type
Pennsylvania Sedge, or Carex pensylvanica, grows low and bunched like grass. It gets 6 to 12 inches tall with a bunch of cocoa seed cases sticking high on the stem. In Spring and Summer, it has light green foliage that turns sandy-tan in Fall. It grows best in woodland or savannah with light textured soils. This type of sedge or grass looks amazing when grown and can work great to create borders around a lawn, flower garden, sidewalk or a long driveway. It can be trimmed back to be as tall as two inches and grows back very rapidly. This is considered to be a fast growing grass and works great to create a very natural look to areas. It grows to be dense and thick when planted close together. This grass is found growing wild in some locations such as fields and meadows and is also found growing in the coastal regions. It is very easy to grow as it can grow in almost any types of soils and even in sandy soil conditions. It thrives when planted in full sunlight and can also tolerate full and lightly shaded areas. It does the best when grown in climate zones three through eight. This plant produces seeds that are loved by birds and also ducks. Birds help with reseeding this plant in different locations. This grass remains green from spring all through the fall until cold weather arrives and then it turns to a brownish color but comes right back the following year.