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Carex pensylvanica

Pennsylvania Sedge

  • »  Glossy green foliage
  • »  Native
  • »  Yellow-brown flowers in late spring
  • »  Attracts butterflies and birds
  • »  Great for groups

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You might never notice this plant until you saw it perform in dry, dark, shaded landscape areas where its ability to grow, shine, and thrive will definitely grab your attention. Its glossy green foliage is one of the first to emerge in the early spring landscape, forming a pleasing rounded tuft that keeps its fresh look throughout the growing season. Seed stalks rise above foliage in late spring holding yellowish-brown flowers aloft that provide nectar to butterflies and seed for songbird feeding as the flowers fade. Since this plant thrives even under oaks, why not plant it in groups in this difficult area and watch it light up the darkness with greenery and an American Beauties show of critter color?

Great Foliage
Ornamental Grass
Foliage Color
Maintenance and Care
Mass Planting
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Flower Color
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Partial Sun
Full Shade
Ground Cover
Soil Moisture
Average Water
Moist, Well-Drained
Growing & Maintenance Tips for Carex pensylvanica

Plant in full to part shade in well-drained soil. Does well in dry, shady conditions.