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  • Carex pensylvanica, commonly known as Pennsylvania sedge, is a perennial sedge plant native to eastern North America. It is found in a wide range of habitats, including woodlands, meadows, and open areas, and is particularly abundant in the northeastern United States.

  • Pennsylvania sedge is a low-growing plant, typically reaching a height of 6 to 12 inches (15 to 30 centimeters). It forms dense, grass-like tufts with slender, arching leaves. The leaves are light green in color and have a fine texture.

  • This sedge species is known for its ability to form a dense ground cover. It spreads through short rhizomes and can create a thick carpet-like mat, making it an excellent choice for erosion control on slopes or in areas with poor soil.

  • Carex pensylvanica produces inconspicuous flowers that are borne on slender stalks called culms. The flowers are typically greenish-brown and appear in early to mid-spring. While not particularly showy, they add a subtle charm to the overall appearance of the plant.

  • Pennsylvania sedge is highly valued for its adaptability and ease of cultivation. It thrives in both full sun and partial shade, and it can tolerate a wide range of soil conditions, including dry to moderately moist soils. It is often used in naturalistic and woodland gardens, rock gardens, and as a ground cover in shaded areas.
  • SPREAD 45-60 CM
  • HEIGHT 60-75 CM 

Care Instructions

Different plants have different watering needs. Check the soil moisture by inserting your finger about an inch into the soil. If it feels dry, water the plant until the water drains from the bottom of the pot. Avoid overwatering, as it can lead to root rot.

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