Carex Pensylvanica -- 25 Plants $89.99

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Under 3 Feet
Native Grasses
Planting Zones 3-8
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25 Plants
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Carex Pensylvanica -- 25 Plants $89.99 Description

Carex Pensylvanica 

The Carex Pensylvanica is a beautiful vegetative grass-like herbaceous plant with triangular stems and indistinct or concealed flowers. This plant is a favorite, shade-loving perennial sedge native to North America. 

Another common names are oak sedge – probably because it's often found around oak trees. It grows naturally and is commonly found in the eastern regions of North America and the temperate regions worldwide.

A flower cultivated for its beauty grows maximally up to a height of 2ft (0.6m) and 1 to 3 mm (0.04 to 0.12 inch) wide and spreads horizontally by rhizomes. Rhizomes are creeping root stalks that allow new shoots to grow upward and horizontally.

They are reddish-brown and are situated underground. At its height at maturity, the attractive plant typically proliferates, forming dense mats through the rhizomes and invasive. For the beauty and abundance of a garden plant, this plant can be grown in average, dry to medium, well-drained soils. 

It spreads slowly and ambitiously through the rhizomes and forms a turf-like floor grown through its lush evergreen leaves. It grows 3 – 6 inches a year, and the leaves arch over gracefully. It is more beautiful when arranged in clusters and provides an alternative ground and an aesthetic carpet design.

 Carex Pensylvanica can be grown in average, dry to medium, well-drained soils

The plant comes in clusters. Each flower cluster contains a razor-sharp, beautifully colored (reddish-purple) staminate scale (stem), and dark brown to purple-black pistillate scales with green and white margins. The color combination gives the Carex an excellent array of beautiful colonies.

It is suitable for ground use, providing alternative ground cover, and forming a natural lush picturesque. The plant turns your garden fantasies into a reality. It experiences exotic blooms in the spring, from April/May to June, and sometimes, July as its optimum growing season.

The hardy planting zone for the sedge is found in zone 3 – 8, meaning it can survive in the summer and other warm temperatures, just as it thrives in the cool temperate regions. For exposure, the plant requires full sun and partial shade, which implies that you should protect the plant from the sun during the afternoon. It has a low maintenance rate. It doesn't require over-watering and only needs low-rate fertilizers. The lush green turf needs no mowing or maybe mowed 2 to 3 times per year at 2 inches tall.

Among other unique features of the sedge, it provides soft, graceful ground cover for dry shade. It tolerates heavy shade with wet soil and is also drought tolerant.

• Performs best where cool summer nights provide relief from the heat.

• Beautifully-textured bright green foliage provides contrast with other broad-leaved shade plants

• No serious insect or disease problems

This sedges ships as bare-root; Bare-root plants can acclimate quickly to new soil conditions. It's also a dormant plant, meaning that it can adapt to seasonal changes. That helps artificially preserve it to store plants for shipping and conserve energy until a better cultural condition.

Buy the Carex Pensylvanica now; it's available for sale.

Carex Pensylvanica is for sale online at Tn Nursery



Reviews (15)

  • 5
    Carex pensylvanica

    Posted by Peggy on Jun 06, 2022

    So pleased with my order this year. Healthy plants arrived carefully packaged so that they arrived with the freshness of just cut plants. Thank you - this is so appreciated.

  • 4
    Grass plugs

    Posted by Jessica on Jun 03, 2022

    Received in good shape, planted, waiting to see how they do.

  • 4
    Pennsylvania sedge delivery

    Posted by Hollis Schmaling on Jun 09, 2021

    The sedges were in good shape, but for some reason the shipment required a signature and I was away from the house so my poor plants sat the PO for three days (weekend) before I could pick them up. I ordered them, was expecting them, and had they just been dropped off they would have been much happier. I don't think you should require a signature.

  • 5
    PA Sedge Grass

    Posted by PNL on Jun 01, 2021

    Grass plugs arrived in suitable packaging to ensure healthy condition upon arrival. Updates via email on shipping date and expected delivery date greatly appreciated. Will order again and recommend.

  • 5
    Pennsylvania Sedge

    Posted by Duluth Sue on May 26, 2021

    I ordered 300 Pennsylvania Sedge Plugs. They took slightly longer than predicted to arrive, but honestly our country has suffered a lot of employment/shipping shortfalls from Covid so I was not upset with the slight delay. I was VERY pleased with the plugs that arrived. They were packaged nicely. They were healthy with a nice root system. This was my first time ordering and I was so very please that I will definitely be a returning customer.

  • 4
    PA Sedge

    Posted by Eric Ennis on Nov 24, 2020

    The box arrived early and we placed the roots in the groundwithin two days. Everything looks good! We just now wait for the results next spring!
    Fingers Crossed!

  • 5

    Posted by Court on Jul 16, 2020

    I was shocked at the appearance of my order. It is hard to grow from seed and this looked preety good. Nice and green. Some turning brown but at least the root is in the ground. I ordered like 400. That is expected. I got more than what I ordered as well.

  • 5
    pennyslvania sedge

    Posted by Unknown on Jun 22, 2020

    Very happy with the quality of the sedge. Looking forward to it becoming as thick as the pictures!

  • 3
    Pennsylvania sedge

    Posted by John Terpak on Oct 16, 2019

    Many of the individual plants were intertwined at the roots making it difficult to sort out by individual plants. I came up a little short with my plantings.


Shipping Information

We dig fresh our plants and ship immediately. We ship US Mail, Priority shipping. You will receive a tracking number once your plants ship. All plants will be fine in their packages for up to 3 days after receiving.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This is superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receiving unless weather-related problems prohibit planting. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water for the first week daily after planting.

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