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Pennsylvania Sedge

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Minimum Purchase:
100 units

We ship freshly dug bare-root plants, carefully packaged to arrive in excellent condition.

$0.89
Color
Green,
Bloom Season
Summer,
Categories
Native Grasses
Height At Maturity
Under 3 Feet
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,
Usage
Deer Resistant, Ponds and Water Gardens,
Usage
Deer Resistant, Ponds and Water Gardens,
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Reviews (9)

  • 5
    Neat

    Posted by Court on 16th Jul 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 22nd Jun 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 16th Oct 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.

  • 5
    Pennsylvania Sedge

    Posted by Baily Stone on 26th Aug 2019

    This is an excellent product. Really different.

  • 5
    Pennsylvania Sedge

    Posted by Frances Thomas on 22nd Aug 2019

    love this stuff

  • 5
    Pennsylvania Sedge

    Posted by Lacie Majors on 22nd Aug 2019

    love the way this looks

  • 5
    Pennsylvania Sedge

    Posted by Amanda Garner on 22nd Aug 2019

    this looks amazing

  • 4
    Grow grass

    Posted by Jen on 11th Jun 2019

    In my opinion, not for an inexperienced Gardner....the grasses were shipped in a gallon zip lock bag which was weird, so they have to be divided up but will see how they do after some time.

  • 5
    A+

    Posted by Gysumn on 13th May 2016

    A+ ALL AROUND

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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.

Shipping Dates
Ships Year Round

Description

Pennsylvania Sedge - Carex Pensylvanica is an Easy Growing Perennial

Pennsylvania Sedge - Carex Pennsylvania is an easily-grown perennial that is partial to full sunlight. And while many sedges love moist soils, this one prefers dense, well-drained soils. Mostly used for ground cover, the Pennsylvania Sedge forms loose tufts that grow 8" tall. The roots of the plant are dark brown. The plant also holds both male and female flowers.

Pennsylvania Sedge is a Low Maintenance option for Ornamental Grass

They often grow in a creeping manner around oak trees. Pennsylvania Sedge may plant in rockier soils providing there is decaying matter on top. Plants retain their evergreen color year round. Pennsylvania Sedge is a native of Canada and the United States and commonly planted for dry shade ground cover or underplanting for shade perennials. This sedge is easy to grow and low maintenance.

 Tolerating a relatively wide range of moisture conditions, this sedge is an excellent choice to plant in a rain garden, or for use as a lawn substitute in dry, shaded soils. A bright green during the growing months, this sedge has been known to be semi-evergreen in moderately cold winter climates. Typically in loose colonies with a tendency to creep. Commonly found in areas with oak trees, this species has also gained the name "oak sedge."

This sedge tends to prefer loose loams in dry soils, unlike most sedges which prefer moist to wet soils. Under optimal conditions, this sedge may self-seed, but is otherwise spread by rhizomes. For covering large areas, Pennsylvania Sedge - Carex pensylvanica is suggested that it may be best to purchase plants, as this species often do not grow well from seed.

Pennsylvania sedge is a perennial ornamental grass. It forms thick clumps of grass that grow six to twelve inches high. It is a pale green color throughout most of the year and then turns a sandy color in the fall. In late spring it sends up a spike with a purplish structure on the end of it that forms seeds by mid-summer. It is native to the United States and Canada and is a very robust, easy to grow the plant. As a bonus, deer do not like it and won't eat it. 

  It makes an excellent ground cover for shady locations where other grasses won't grow or can be planted as an interesting ornamental on its own in shady areas or in places that have afternoon shade. Some people use it as a low-maintenance lawn substitute to prevent erosion on shady hills. After planting, it gradually and slowly spreads outwards via the growth of underground structures. The clumps can divide in the early spring. It tends to attract birds who enjoy its seeds, and it has rhizomes that fix nitrogen and improve the quality of the soil. It tends to prefer dry soil and thus has low watering requirements.

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