Perennial

Carex pennsylvanica

Pennsylvania Sedge

  • Glossy green foliage
  • Native
  • Yellow-brown flowers in late spring
  • Attracts butterflies and birds
  • Great for groups
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?
Native
Native
Ground Cover
Ground Cover
Mass Planting
Mass Planting
Ornamental Grass
Ornamental Grass
Great Foliage
Great Foliage
Partial Sun
Partial Sun
Full Shade
Full Shade
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Moist, Well-Drained
Moist, Well-Drained
Average Water
Average Water

Characteristics and Attributes