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Pennsylvanica Sedge


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Latin Name-Carex Pensylvanica Hardy Zone- 3-8 Mature Height-1ft Sun Or Shade- Partial Shade

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Carex Pennsylvanica 

The Pennsylvanica Sedge is overall quite an easy plant to grow in your garden. It is a nice perennial that blooms in the late spring. The Pennsylvanica Sedge produces soft and delicate evergreen leaves and it also produces narrow medium green leaves. Its staminate scales are often tinged with reddish-purple and white margins. The flowers often are followed by tiny fruits. The Pennsylvanica Sedge makes for excellent groundcover and under planting for shade perennials. This is a great low-maintenance option if you are wanting to add that something extra without all the extra maintenance.

Carex Pennsylvanica is also called Pennsylvania Sedge by the common name. Carex Pennsylvanica will also produce small white flowers during the month of May.  This grass grows great in sandy soil conditions.  Carex Pennsylvanica or Pennsylvania Sedge grows well on slopes, woody areas and places where there is a combination of both shade and wet soils. This plant does the best where Oak trees are growing, something about the Oak trees compliment the Pennsylvania Sedge. The seeds of this plant can be eaten by birds and ducks and then they carry off the seeds which will then drop, hide in the dirt and regrow making other plants. Out of several different kinds of sedges, this one first blooms in the spring. It can adapt to various soils, including loamy, sandy or acidic rich.   

Carex Pennsylvanica is also known as Pennsylvania Sedge.   

 

Carex Pennsylvanica grows in sandy soils and can be found growing around coastal areas.  This grass is a fast grower. The leaves are skinny and narrow. Each stem can grow up to 2.5 cm long. They produce green foliage all year long until the cold hits them and then they will die out.  

Carex Pennsylvanica can be used around water features, ponds, and lakes

 

The Carex Pennsylvanica
The Carex Pennsylvanica is a perennial sedge, that enjoys shade as well as light. It does not even adapt to wet soil that good however, it has a tolerance for dry soil. Loose colonies is how it grows, with reddish brown roots. Leaves are semi-green while the sedge is low, arching, delicate and soft. The leaves are also medium in size, which are narrow and short. Females flowers are below the male flowers on this particular plant that makes them monoecious. When these flowers open up in late spring, commonly in May, they do so at the top of rough sharp culms that are triangular and inflorescence. Also they rise from the rhizomes. Scales that are staminate have green color. There are just touches reddish purple having white margins on them. Dark brown to a purple black color are the pastillate scales. There are also white margins and green midribs. Tiny fruits are followed by the female flowers. Perigynia are the sack like bracts they are enclosed in. Although there are no insect or disease problems, smut, rust and leaf spot are sometimes problem. This plant often can form grass turf that you do not need to mow for no more that 2 to 3 times in a year. As long as there is no heavy foot traffic, this plant will flourish like it should. It is also resistant to deer grazing. Birds are attracted to this plant. The Carex Pennsylvanica also blends well with other plants. When the heat in Summer comes, this plant slows down on growth, but perks up as it gets cool in the fall. Even though the Pennsylvanica produces seeds, germinating is very rare. Plants such as this are good for bare patches were real grass used to be in the yard, and provide a border around other plants to make gardens look very nice.

 

 

 

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