Pennsylvania Sedge
Pennsylvania Sedge
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Pennsylvania Sedge

As low as $31.95
Availability: In stock
SKU
10002403
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Native Lawn Alternative for Dry Shade

The Pennsylvania Sedge (Carex pensylvanica) offers an excellent solution for adding green to shaded areas of your lawn where lawn grasses struggle to grow. This lush sedge creates a gracefully shaggy appearance and will add a lively look to those tough areas in your landscape.

Gardeners love it for its ability to tolerate most conditions and soils. This North American native thrives in areas that don't receive foot traffic, such as beneath a well-shaded, forested roadside or side yard.

As the rich green foliage grows, the fine-textured leaves tend to mat down in unique patterns that resemble flowing water. You'll definitely make a statement with this lawn alternative.

It naturally grows in shaded forests and bluffs, which makes it a super groundcover choice for those dimmer regions of your yard that don't receive quite as much sunshine. Instead of living with bare soil, let this lush green plant bring your yard back to life.

It thrives in medium to dry soil and prefers shade and partial shade. This plant grows slowly into colonies and does not germinate rapidly, so you may want to plan on ordering enough to cover the area you have in mind for it.

This native plant will never need watering. You'll adore its low-maintenance nature and the plush, verdant character once established.

Partner with broadleaved evergreens like Azaleas or Daphnes. This native plant would also support a Meditation or Zen Garden as a wonderful groundcover. Just add a Japanese Maple or special sculpture as a focal point.

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  • A Unique Alternative to the Traditional Grass Lawn
  • Thrives in Shade
  • Lush Green Color for Bare Areas of the Yard

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
3.5" Container Equal to .67 dry quart / .74 dry liter in volume
4" Container Equal to .87 dry quart / .96 dry liter in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Shipping

To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep.

Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 14.95
20 - 49.99 17.95
50 - 69.99 19.95
70 - 99.99 24.95
100 - 129.99 29.95
130 - 130+ Approx 25%

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Pennsylvania Sedge Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-8
Growing Zones 3-8
More Information
Botanical Name Carex pensylvanica
Foliage Ornamental Grass
Mature Height 6 - 12 inches
Mature Spread 6 - 12 inches
Soil Type Medium to Dry
Moisture Widely Adaptable
Sun Exposure Full Shade, Partial Sun
Growth Rate Slow
Flower Color Yellow
Foliage Color Green