Carex pensylvanica

Growing Information

Plant Type: Perennial
Sunlight: Sun to shade
Soils: Average, dry
Bloom Time: Non-flowering
Size: 6-12 inches in height; 12-18 inch spread

Plant fine-textured Pennsylvania Sedge as a shade ground cover, border, or underplanting for shade perennials – grows in containers. Drought tolerant. Deer resistant.

Garden Companions

Wild Geranium (Geranium maculatum), Blue-eyed grass (Sisyrinchium angustifolium), Wild Columbine (Aquilegia canadense), White Wood Aster (Eurybia divaricata), Blueberry (Vaccinium spp.), Huckleberry (Gaylussacia spp.)

Nature Benefits

• Forage and habitat for butterfly larvae, birds, and small mammals.
• Used by ducks for nesting material and some cover.

Native Habitat

Occurs in grasslands, woodlands, forests.

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