Common Name: Pennsylvania sedge
This species spreads quickly, forming a casual lawn alternative for shady places.
- Zone: 3 to 9
- Height: 6 to 12 inches
- Spread: 6 to 12 inches
- Bloom Time: May
- Part shade to full shade
- Water: Dry to medium
- Maintenance: Low
- Deer resistant, and drought tolerant once established.
- Use: Ground Cover, Naturalize, Rain Garden, lawn alternative
- Tolerates Heavy Shade, Wet Soil
- Native eastern and central North America
Bright green foliage is narrow and elegantly arches to the ground. In the fall the foliage will turn to a sandy/tan color.
Very grasslike, with a mound of silky, fine leaves that are a lovely contrast to broad-leaved shade plants such as hostas, Siberian bugloss and wild ginger. It needs part to full shade, and can often tolerate even the dry shade under trees. This shade-loving lawn alternative is much in demand for installations large, small and in-between that call for native American species.
It's a quick but manageable spreader with rich green undulating blades
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Whoops this review is for carex pensylvanica
Seems good so far. Arrived well pack and apparently healthy.
The 50 sedge plants I ordered arrived quickly, were well packaged, and all in great shape. This was a far better experience than I had a few months ago with another well-known mail order nursery. I've just ordered another 25 plants and will definitely do business with Bloomin Designs again.
I'm doing a mass planting of aa wooded area after getting rid of invasives. I've bought all of the Pennsylvania sedge in my town but needed more and was nervous about getting more online. The plants arrived the day after shipment, in excellent condition. Vey happy. Few plants are deer resistant and can take dry shade. Will plant this week.
They sway with the breeze and cool you just to watch! Plants arrived in great condition, doing well so far. This is my 3rd purchase from Bloomin Designs - just keep adding to the section of grass. Slower spreading than I anticipated, but exactly what I wanted. Now if I could keep the fox from digging them up!!!
I ordered 20 and was so pleased I ordered another 50 for a mass planting. Plants arrived in beautiful shape with well established root systems. I definitely recommend Blooming Designs.
Nice rich full pot of carex pensylvanica with well established roots. Very pleased.
I placed an order for 48 Pennsylvania Sedge plants to be delivered 3 weeks later. The plants were shipped on the day requested and received 2 days later. All of the plants were in perfect condition. I highly recommend Bloomin Designs Nursery.
All arrived healthy and are looking fine in the garden!!
Nice healthy plants, well packaged and arrived as scheduled. I placed three separate orders, in both fall and spring, and the plants were great all three times. They are doing well in my shaded lawn in Massachusetts.
The service was magnificent with constant email updates on the order and delivery status. All plants were plump and vibrant and these were much better than the equivalent i ordered elsewhere. Wonderfully packaged. Have no hesitation in future purchases.
The plants were healthy. the packaging kept them looking good even though I couldn't open for four days. Sizing was consistent. About 2/3 had sufficient root systems to plant intact, so some could have matured a bit more in the container, but they all seem to be doing very well. Well priced and great service.