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Carex Pennsylvania

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$44.99
Bloom Season
Not Available,
Color
Green,
Height At Maturity
Under 3 Feet
Categories
Native Grasses
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Ships
Year Round
Exposure
Sun And Shade, Full Sun,
Exposure
Sun And Shade, Full Sun,
Usage
Drought Tolerant Plants,
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Reviews (5)

  • 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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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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Ships Year Round

Description

Pennsylvania Sedge - Carex pensylvanica is a Hardy, Grass like Plant

Pennsylvania Sedge, Carex Pennsylvania is a hardy grass-like plant that goes by several different names including Early Sedge, Sun Sedge, and Penn Sedge. It stands out among sedges because it does not require moist soil. It prefers the dry conditions and dappled shade that is found in its natural forest habitat where it often grows under oak trees, giving it another name, Oak Sedge. It will tolerate a wide range of conditions from wet to dry soil and from full sun to full shade.

 Pennsylvania Sedge is Low-Growing and Bunched like Grass 

It gains between 3 and 8 inches of spread each year, making it an excellent choice for ground cover, especially in a dry, shady part of the garden. Pennsylvania Sedge can substitute for grass under challenging areas because it can be mowed to a height of 2 inches or left alone to create a flowing grassland. Its tiny yellow flowers come out in May and June, but they are easily overlooked, so this sedge works best as a backdrop for showier flowering plants. Although spreading will occur naturally, many gardeners choose to divide the plants each year to create dense stands, which are mainly striking in a rock garden. A low-growing, delicate sedge, it forms loose, feathery clumps up to 8 inches tall by 8 inches wide. Its narrow (1/8-inch) leaves arch gracefully from the center of the plant; flower spikes sprout up from the mound to a height of 12 inches. The plant is semi-evergreen in regions with moderately cold winters.

Birds love sedges, and the Pennsylvania Sedge is no exception.
It attracts many species that feed on the seeds and use the fallen leaves to make nests. This sedge is challenging to grow from seed, so it is best to purchase bare root plants for fastest growth. Pennsylvania Sedge, or Carex pensylvanica, grows low and bunched like grass. It gets 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.

  The  Carex Pennsylvania  plant, known as the Pennsylvania Sedge, is a perennial plant with a grass-like appearance that belongs to the Cyperaceae family and is found throughout Eastern woodland locations of the Northern Hemisphere. Flowers tend to bloom in the later Spring months, and the staminate scales of the Pennsylvania sedge are often green with a slightly purplish hue. The pistillate scales maintain a deep brown to light black color with white around the edges. Leaves of the Pennsylvania Sedge are sharp, are the edges of its stems.  

 The plant grows best in USDA Growing Zones 3 – 8 and reaches a maximum height of between 15-30 centimeters. Typically, the Pennsylvania Sedge blooms in late Spring months, and the plant best grown in dry soil with ample shade. Colonies of Pennsylvania Sedge grow as far north as Quebec and as far south as Mississippi. There is currently a large population of Pennsylvania Sedge growing along the Missouri River in the surrounding dry forests and on the ledges of the overlooking bluffs. The roots are typically light brown to dark red, and colonies grow in bunches of up to 21 centimeters in height.  

 In ideal growing conditions, the Pennsylvania Sedge is self-seeding.

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