Carex Pensylvanica is a Hardy Grass Like Sedge with Narrow Leaves Carex Pennsylvania Semi Evergreen Sedge is a Grass like Groundcover Outdoor Plant Pennsylvania Sedge is a Delicate Grass like Perennial with Green Foliage Carex Pensylvanica Sedge is a Semi Evergreen Perennial with Grasslike Texture

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Carex Penslyvanica Plants

Carex pensylvanica

Carex Pensylvanica is a popular variegated cultivar that is ornamentally grown for its arching, attractive foliage.

Growzone: 5-10

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This Plants Growzone: 5-10
Carex Penslyvanica Plants Hardiness Zone
Growing Zone: 5-10
Mature Height: 10 to 16 Inches
Mature Width: 18 to 24 Inches
Sunlight: Part sun to part shade
Water Requirements: Moist to average

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Carex Pensylvanica or Pennsylvania Sedge is a grass-like perennial that forms a tight fountain-like habit and adds texture to your landscape. This hardy sedge is bright green during the spring and summer and remains semi-evergreen in mild winter climates. Thriving in sun or shade, Carex pensylvanica is a creeping plant that will spread up to 8 inches a year, covering your lawn to give it the traditional grassy lawn look.  Ornamental grasses or ground cover plants are low maintenance perennials that are perfect for areas of your yard where grass is not wanted. It is not evergreen in the Maryland area, although some foliage color will persist through the winter. It looks great grouped in the woodland garden or border or when used to edge a woodland path. It can also be grown in low spots or along ponds or streams but is equally at home in the rock garden or spilling over a rocky slope.


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Carex Pensylvanica Growing Information

Carex Pensylvanica is easily grown in medium to wet soils in part shade. Foliage color is richer in part shade than in sun. Plants tend to languish in full shade. Plants thrive in moist soils, but also perform well in average garden soils, with better tolerance for periods of dryness than most sedges have. Plants generally dislike hot and humid summer climates. Plants are evergreen throughout most of their growing range. Where not evergreen, foliage should be cut to the ground and removed in late winter. Plants spread slowly by short rhizomes.

Pennsylvania Sedge is a fine-textured sedge that typically grows in a low, grass-like mounded clump to 10-16” tall and as wide. It is native to dry woods and rocky slopes throughout Honshu Island, Japan. This sedge features narrow leaves (typically to 16” long by 5/16” wide). Insignificant brownish flower spikes appear on triangular stems in spring. This sedge is evergreen in the deep South, maintaining good foliage in both summer and winter. It is not totally evergreen in the St. Louis area, although some foliage color will persist through mild winters. Plants are similar in appearance to Carex morrowii.

Genus name from Latin means cutter in reference to the sharp leaves and stem edges (rushes are round but sedges have edges) found on most species’ plants.


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