Pennsylvania Sedge

Carex pensylvanica


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Key Features


Container Size


Bloom Time


Bloom Color


Soil Moisture

Dry, Medium

Soil Type

Average, well-drained soil.

Hardiness Zone

3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Light Requirements

Full shade, Part shade

  • Description

    Pennsylvania sedge (Carex pensylvanica) is a shade-loving perennial sedge commonly found in thickets and dry woodland areas. Despite this, it is tolerant of getting wet, and this makes it a great candidate for a shade rain garden. It is often found in areas near oak trees, hence another common name, Oak Sedge. It is typically found in clumps up to 8″ tall and grows in loose colonies. This is a low sedge with soft, delicate, semi-evergreen leaves. It is semi-evergreen in moderately cold winter climates. Flowers bloom in late spring in bunches atop triangular stems which rise up from the foliage. It makes an excellent, soft, low maintenance ground cover for dry shade. It can be used to create a shade meadow when mixed with shade perennials. It is very effectively used as a lawn substitute for dry soils in shady areas and forms a a soft rolling turf that never needs mowing, or if you do mow, just mow 2-3 times per year to 2″ tall. This is a must have for any shade garden.

  • Shipping Information

    We ship from two locations:

    • Maryland – Our nursery in Maryland is perfectly located to serve the Eastern United States within a 2-3 day shipping window. You will receive the most reasonable shipping rates from our Maryland location if you live east of Ohio.

    • Illinois – Our nursery in Illinois is perfectly located to serve the Midwestern United states within a 2-3 day shipping window. You will receive the most reasonable shipping rates from our Illinois location if you live west of West Virginia.

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