Carex Pensylvanica 10 For $19.99

  • Carex Pensylvanica 10 For $19.99
  • Pennsylvania Sedge is a Low Maintenance option for Ornamental Grass.
  • Carex Pensylvanica  tends to prefer loose loams in dry soils, unlike most sedges which prefer moist to wet soils.
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Bloom Color
Bloom Season
Native Grasses
Height At Maturity
Under 3 Feet
Year Round
Planting Zones 3-8
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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.

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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.

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 Carex Pensylvanica Sedge A sedge that is great for any garden 


 Carex Pensylvanica



 Carex Pensylvanica is a beautiful perennial sedge that flourishes in parts of Middle and Eastern North America; it is found as far north as Manitoba and Quebec to as far south as parts of Mississippi/Georgia. Its natural habitats also include Missouri, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. This semi-evergreen sedge is also known as oak sedge, Penn sedge, and Pennsylvania. The genus name Carex in Latin means cutter and refers to the sensitive nature of its primary leaves and stem edges. It rarely grows to over eight inches tall; its lush green color and creeping nature make it the perfect addition to the surrounding areas of a homespun garden.



The Ideal Environment for Carex Pensylvanica


 The best surroundings for this sedge to flourish in include partially or fully shaded areas, with either dry or moist, rich soil; It spreads and reproduces using rhizomes, which are horizontal underground stems that shoot out plant roots, to cover the general vicinity. The roots are colored reddish-brown. It blooms every year around May in inflorescences atop sharp triangular stems. The overall climate for this plant to best grow year-round is that of moist, wet regions, such as thickets or shaded woodland terrain. 



Particular Characteristics of Carex Pensylvanica


 The Pennsylvania sedge is often found under maple trees and oak trees (hence the nickname oak sedge) in loose colonies. The staminate scales are a verdant green but with a tinge of reddish-purple and white on the sides. The female flowers also create fruits enclosed in sac-like structures. This plant is also an ideal pollinator as it creates a home for several species of caterpillars, and it is also semi-drought resistant once it takes root.


 This sedge is the perfect addition to various garden areas for a beginning gardener as it never needs mowing (or trimming it only 2-3 times per year). It is low maintenance and tolerates various conditions (i.e., either dry or moist soil). It does not matter duffer from any significant disease or insect problems, and only leaf spot, smut, and rust must occasionally be looked after. It also creates a gorgeous turf scene that provides a welcoming view to any visitor. It is best to purchase the plant itself to cover larger areas as it is slow to grow from seed. This sedge is one of a variety of North American species of plant that has made the continent so unique and its rural landscapes so charming to the beholder.

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