Carex pensylvanica

Sedge, Pennsylvania

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Pot Size: 4"x4"x5.5" pot

Plant Description

Pennsylvania Sedge grows in dry to moist woods in the mountains from West Virginia to Alabama and Georgia. It forms soft, grass-like, 15 inch clumps of very narrow, bright green leaves. The clumps spread rather quickly and are very soft and curl gently turning pale brown for the winter. Use this in masses to soften and brighten a damp shady area. It would work very nicely with Blue Phlox, ferns, Labrador Violet, Alumroot, and White Wood Aster.



Container plant

Roof Garden

Good Fall Color

Deer Resistant

Native Plant

Ease of Culture

Easy to grow


Semi Evergreen

Plant Type

Grass or grass-like,

Ground cover, Perennial

Light Exposure

Full shade, Mostly shady, Half and half

Soil Condition

Organic, Average

Moisture Tolerance

Moist, Moderately moist

Pot Size

full quart


less than 12




Flower Color


Bloom Time

Late spring, Early summer,

Mid spring

Typical Height





3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8