Posted on September 23, 2019
Finding the right plants to fill a shady spot can be tough, especially in dry shade. Fortunately, Carex pensylvanica solves the shade selection problem.
Pennsylvania Sedge will handle a range of soil types and spreads slowly by rhizomes. As it spreads, it forms a green carpet with a soft, lush look. The slender foliage arches gracefully, and intricate blooms emerge in spring.
Carex pensylvanica fits shady sites as a ground cover or as base layer for taller perennials. It has become increasingly popular as a no-mow lawn alternative for shade. It performs best where cool summer nights provide relief from heat.