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Pennsylvania Sedge is a popular lawn alternative for home landscaping, with fine textured leaves and a creeping habit. Reaching heights of only 8" when in bloom, Carex pensylvanica grows actively in spring and fall when soil temperatures are cooler …
Pennsylvania Sedge, Carex pensylvanica, is a popular lawn alternative for home landscaping, with fine textured leaves and a creeping habit. Reaching heights of only 8" when in bloom, Pennsylvania Sedge grows actively in spring and fall when soil temperatures are cooler. Planted one foot on center, it fills-in to form a dense low growing turf that doesn't need mowing. Requires a well-drained dryer soil, in partial to full shade.
Pennsylvania Sedge has narrow, low-growing foliage that forms a lush green carpet. Our most popular native sedge, it makes a fine lawn alternative or ground cover. It spreads slowly by rhizomes and is most effective when planted in masses. Carex pensylvanica is perfect for woodland gardens or shady areas; however, it doesn’t mind being planted in sun in cooler climates if it gets sufficient moisture. This petite, eight-inch beauty flowers in May.Pennsylvania sedge is sedge in the Carex family native to thickets and dry woodland areas in North America. It is commonly found near oak trees, hence one of its common names "oak sedge". It grows in loose colonies and has a creeping habit with its reddish-brown roots.
Pennsylvania sedge has a wide distribution throughout the eastern and central U.S., with one form, C. pensylvanica var. pacificum, reaching all the way to Puget Sound in Washington state. With such a wide distribution in nature, this sedge and its hybrids hold much promise for natural lawns of the future. Many distinct and varied clones are being evaluated by nurseries throughout the country. Typically found on sandy soils in dappled shade or as a constituent of low prairies, Pennsylvania sedge can tolerate less than ideal conditions in the garden. Its noninvasive, creeping foliage forms dense mats of medium green, fine-textured foliage growing 6 to 8 inches unmowed. As a mowed lawn, this sedge looks best cut two to three times per year at 3 to 4 inches high. Plant Pennsylvania sedge from plugs 6 to 12 inches on center in fall or spring. (Source: www.bbg.org)