Carex pensylvanica ~ Pennsylvania Sedge-ServeScape
Carex pensylvanica ~ Pennsylvania Sedge-ServeScape
Carex pensylvanica ~ Pennsylvania Sedge-ServeScape

Pennsylvania Sedge

Carex pensylvanica

Regular price$115.56
  • 63 available.
  • Inventory on the way
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  • Delivery ONLY to Metro Atlanta & Athens within 5-7 business days
  • Pickup in 3-5 business days from our Switchyard in Chamblee
           (Mon & Fri 3pm-6pm - 3708 N Peachtree Rd, Atlanta, GA)

Pennsylvania Sedge is a native shade-loving semi-evergreen grass with wispy grass-like foliage that is glossy deep green.  Small feathery white staminate spikelets with dark purple scales go up in early spring.  Prefers partial sun and well-drained soils.  Drought tolerant.


Orn. Grass


N.C and Eastern N. America; GA Native


1' - 1.5'


1’ - 2’



USDA Hardiness Zone: 

3 - 8


Part SunFull Shade

Bloom Color: 


Season of Interest: 

Spring, Year-Round

MAINTENANCE NEEDS: Low maintenance. It can be planted in near full sun if the soil is consistently moist but will have less color.  Cut foliage to the ground and remove it in late winter.

LANDSCAPE USES:  Accents or Group Plantings, BordersWoodland GardensWildlife GardensNaturalized Areas, Native GardensRock Gardens, and Containers.

COMPANION PLANTS: Wild Columbine, Goldenstar, Prairie Smoke

IMAGES: Krzysztof Ziarnek, Kenraiz, Carex pensylvanica kz1, CC BY-SA 4.0, (2) Photo by sharon_k, photo, (3) Photo by The Plantography ProjectPennsylvania Sedge (Carex pensylvanica), (4) Photo by Doug McGradyCarex pensylvanica (Pennsylvania sedge), Sleeping Giant State Park, Hamden, CT

*As plants have ranges in appearance they may not appear as the images shown.

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