Pennsylvania Sedge 25 Plants $89.99

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Native Grasses
Planting Zones 3-8
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Pennsylvania Sedge 25 Plants $89.99 Description

Pennsylvania Sedge


Pennsylvania Sedge: Carex pensylvanica, aka Pennsylvania Sedge, is a hardy North American native grass species that will flourish across the cool to moderately warm regions of the United States. It is an unfussy ornamental grass that will thrive in many light conditions, from full sunshine to partial shade. This perennial ornamental will tolerate full shade, although it will grow slowly.


It prefers drier conditions than many ornamental grasses. This tolerance for dry soil makes it a favorite for TN Nursery customers who live in arid climates or have frequent watering restrictions in their communities.


Once Pennsylvania Sedge develops strong roots, it becomes a carefree plant. It's drought-resistant, heat-resistant, pest-resistant, and disease-resistant.


Other Common Names for Carex pensylvanica:


Carex pensylvanica has several common names, with the usage varying from region to region. They include the following:


  •      Oak Sedge
  •      Pennsylvania Sedge
  •      Plantainleaf Sedge
  •      Rush
  •      Sedge
  •      Sedge Grass
  •      Seersucker Sedge


How to Use Pennsylvania Sedge in Your Yard


Unlike some ornamentals that get tall, Pennsylvania Sedge grows in attractive mounds that stay under a foot tall--usually around eight inches. It makes a lovely addition in these settings:


  •      Pollinator Garden: Birds, bees, and butterflies will visit this grass and its tiny flowers.
  •      Xeriscaping or Desert Garden: If you hope to minimize water usage, plant Pennsylvania Sedge.
  •      Native Garden: Like most native species, this plant is hardy and resilient.
  •      Semi-shade or Shade Garden: Although Pennsylvania Sedge loves the full sunshine, it is a good-natured ornamental grass that will do well in any semi-shaded spot in a shade garden.


The Pleasant Appearance of Pennsylvania Sedge Grass

Carex pensylvanica has tremendous charm as an ornamental. It spreads up to eight inches per growing season, eventually forming colonies. You can control the height by occasionally mowing it to a two-inch height.


Tiny, yellow fairy flowers bloom in the late spring; their size is so small that you can easily miss them. However, the butterflies and bees will notice and visit you, assisting with pollination.


The grass grows in attractive clumps and forms slender spikes that gracefully arch over as they extend upward. They are semi-evergreen in all but the coldest growing zones.


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Reviews (6)

  • 5
    Carex Pennsylvania

    Posted by Unknown on Jun 03, 2021

    Have them all planted the same day received. Have great hopes they will accomplish why we ordered them.

  • 5
    Sedge plugs

    Posted by DML-NH on May 28, 2020

    Received these rather quickly given today’s circumstances. Plugs were a good size and packaged well. They all looked healthy. If I decide to do a larger area, I will definitely reorder from here.

  • 5
    Carex Pennsylvanica- Pennsylvania Sedge plugs

    Posted by Brittany Jones on Aug 26, 2019

    looks great around the kids playhouse

  • 5
    Carex Pennsylvanica- Pennsylvania Sedge plugs

    Posted by Dale Howard on Aug 22, 2019

    this stuff is amazing

  • 5
    Carex Pennsylvanica- Pennsylvania Sedge plugs

    Posted by Deann Holloway on Aug 22, 2019

    love the way this looks

  • 5
    Hubby wants to mow it

    Posted by Loyal Rodger on May 09, 2016

    Looks like grass. At first I couldn't believe it was small sprigs but now that it is growing, I have to keep my hubby from mowing it down.


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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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