Pennsylvania Sedge - Carex pensylvanica

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Attracted Pollinators: None

Duration: Perennial

Size: 6-12” high, 6-12” spread

Growing Conditions:

    - Light Exposure: partial to full shade

    - Water Use: dry to moderate

    - Soil: neutral pH, dry to lightly moistened, well drained, drought tolerant

Pennsylvania sedge is a clumpy grass native throughout much of the eastern United States and Canada. Growing in loose colonies, it is composed a tight aggregations of thin, arching, blades and taller, more rigid flowering stems known as culms. These flowers are typically dull in color or brown. The characteristic individual clumps rise from a colonizing rhizome of a neighboring individual. The pennsylvania sedge thrives as groundcover in shaded areas and is fairly hardy and drought tolerant.