Carex pensylvanica - Pennsylvania Sedge


Carex pensylvanica is the most common of the native grasses by far.  This shade-loving cool season grass has soft, delicate, arching leaves. It is highly adaptable to many different soil types and situations and is low-growing, reaching a mere 12". 

Type: Rush or Sedge
Family: Cyperaceae
Native Range: Eastern North America
Zone: 3 to 8
Height: 0.50 to 1.00 feet
Spread: 0.50 to 1.00 feet
Bloom Time: May
Bloom Description: Greenish
Sun: Part shade to full shade
Water: Dry to medium
Maintenance: Low
Suggested Use: Ground Cover, Naturalize, Rain Garden
Flower: Insignificant
Tolerate: Heavy Shade, Wet Soil