Pennsylvania Sedge


  • USDA Zones 3 to 8 (Find Your Zone)
  • Shade to Part Shade
  • Dry to Average Soils
  • Up to 12 inches tall
  • Excellent Ground Cover for Dry Shade


Pennsylvania sedge, Carex pensylvaica, is a low-growing perennial sedge native to Central and Eastern North America. It typically grows in dry woodlands in full shade to part shade. Growing up to 12 inches tall and spreading by rhizomes, Pennsylvania sedge makes an excellent ground cover for dry, shady areas of the landscape.

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