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Pennsylvania Sedge, Carex Pensylvanica is a Great Alternative to Grass Coverage

While you can utilize the Pennsylvania sedge in strategic ways, such as up against a fence to create a border or in other areas of a garden, you can use them across the entire lawn to replace grass. There are a handful of varieties of Sedge plants that have great potential to be used instead of grass. Pennsylvania Sedge is one of the most preferred options.Pennsylvania Sedge is similar to grass but is clumped into portions that grow to about six to twelve inches tall.

The color of this type of sedge is green throughout the Spring and Summer months but turns a shade of tan during the colder months. Sedge prefers to be in the sun for the majority of the day, but Pennsylvania Sedge will thrive, even if it only gets a handful of hours of sunlight per day. Depending on what you are trying to do with Pennsylvania Sedge, you will want to water it a bit differently. If you have created a Pennsylvania Sedge lawn, you are typically going to want to water the garden about the same that you would water a regular grass lawn.

 Pennsylvania Sedge, Carex Pensylvanica Prefers to be in Sun and is a Soft Delicate Creeper

When planting, please give it a loose loam and either part or full shade, but shade with some sunlight coming through generally works best. While most sedge prefers wet or moist earth, this sedge is somewhat unique in that it favors at most damp and usually drier areas in which it can thrive.

Native to woodland areas of Central and North America primarily, the Pennsylvania Sedge can be found in both parts of the USA and Canada. It very much enjoys the shade, but as stated, partial shade is best, though if planted in full shade, it should still do quite well. Typically it grows in a very loose “colony” style and exhibits a creeping pattern to its growth and its reddish-brown roots.

Because it can often be seen alongside traditional oak, it is not uncommon for folks to refer to this plant as oak sedge, as well as Pennsylvania sedge. This sedge produces soft, delicate leaves. It is of hardy stock and maintains a semi-evergreen status even in moderately cold winter months. Inflorescence flowers bloom in late spring–usually May on the Pennsylvania Sedge.

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Pennsylvania Sedge grass comes in various varieties, and the one that comes in actual green color with many benefits is ideal for lawns.

 Pennsylvania sedge is a perennial plant that was first discovered in Pennsylvania. It is now widespread across the eastern United States. This plant belongs to the sedge family, and the scientific name is Carex Pennsylvania. It grows up to 4 inches and has greenish-yellow flowers that bloom during the spring season. The flowers grow in a cluster and are usually white to greenish-orange color. The leaves are flat and are about 2 inches tall. 

The plant grows best in full sun or partial shade conditions in moist soil areas or wet meadows with direct sunlight. It produces an erect flowering stalk in late spring, supporting clusters of small green flowers. The flowers are soon followed by the production of small brownish-black fruits which contain seeds.

Pennsylvania sedge reproduces by seed and rhizomes, which are underground stems that spread out from the base of the plant. The rhizomes send up new shoots and produce bulbs that survive for many seasons. It doesn't have to take hold in your lawn to become problematic; it can quickly spread into natural areas and waterways, choking out native plants, crowding out other species, and reducing wildlife habitat.

The best way to control Pennsylvania sedge is to pull up the entire plant with its root system whenever you see it in your lawn or other areas where you don't want it to grow. Any remaining pieces will eventually die without access to sunlight. Purchase Pennsylvania Sedge to landscape your yard.

Zone: 3 to 8

Height: 0.50 to 1.00 feet

Sun: Part shade to full shade

Spread: 0.50 to 1.00 feet

Bloom Description: Greenish

Bloom Time: May

Maintenance: Low


Pennsylvania sedge is used in ornamental landscaping, especially in wet areas or alongside bodies of water where it thrives. Due to its dense nature, it is also used for erosion control and privacy screens. You can also use it for soil stabilization on banks and slopes where there is the risk of erosion due to water runoff. Pennsylvania sedge is deer resistant and grows in full sun or partial shade. It prefers moist but well-drained soils and requires frequent watering while it becomes established.

The Pennsylvania Sedge prefers full sun to partial shade and should be planted in moist, fertile soils that drain well. This sedge should be mulched when planted as it helps retain moisture around the roots and keeps the soil cool during hot summer months. This plant can tolerate most soil types, from clay to sand, but should not be planted in a location that floods more than twice a year.

Although the Pennsylvania Sedge can tolerate most sun conditions, it grows best when it has full sun to partial shade exposure as direct sunlight may cause bleaching of the foliage and burning of the tips of new leaves. It also needs regular watering during dry periods.

The health benefits of Pennsylvania Sedge are many. Its astringent properties make it helpful in treating mouth ulcers, sores, skin wounds, and other similar conditions. Moreover, it can also treat acne and eczema as it contains zinc, which helps heal the skin infections caused by these diseases.

Pennsylvania sedge can also be used to treat insomnia, stress, anxiety, fatigue, and depression as it contains tryptophan, a natural remedy for fighting these problems. It can also treat hemorrhoids as its astringent properties help reduce inflammation and soothe the affected area with ease. Pennsylvania Sedge for sale is one of the best grass you should implant in your lawn. 

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

  • 4
    Pennsylvania sedge

    nice rooted plugs

  • 5

    SO flowy and bright! I love, love, love this grass!

  • 5

    So gorgeous and silky. Makes you wanna lay in it

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