Carex pennsylvanica - Pennsylvania Sedge Plugs

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What we ship: Click here to see what your bare root plants and trees will look like upon arrival. They will come up and bloom like product images shown.

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Reviews (4)

  • 5
    Carex Pennsylvanica- Pennsylvania Sedge plugs

    Posted by Brittany Jones on 26th Aug 2019

    looks great around the kids playhouse

  • 5
    Carex Pennsylvanica- Pennsylvania Sedge plugs

    Posted by Dale Howard on 22nd Aug 2019

    this stuff is amazing

  • 5
    Carex Pennsylvanica- Pennsylvania Sedge plugs

    Posted by Deann Holloway on 22nd Aug 2019

    love the way this looks

  • 5
    Hubby wants to mow it

    Posted by Loyal Rodger on 9th May 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 ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.

Shipping Dates
Ships Year Round


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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.

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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.

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The Pennsylvania Sedge 


 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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