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Carex pensylvanica

Common Oak Sedge

Short grass-like Sedge. Delicate and semi-evergreen with slender leaves and interesting flowers. Grows in shade or part sun. Prefers dry to well-drained soil. It can do well in more sunny locations with adequate moisture and can be used as a lawn substitute. Can be mowed as low as 2″. Is clump-forming and will not create a solid mat.

  • Height: 8" – 12"
  • Width: 18" – 24"
  • Soil Conditions: Moist/Well Drained
  • Flower Color: Green
  • Bloom Time: April, May
  • Hardiness Zone: 3 To 7
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  • Plant Characteristics - Carex pensylvanica

  • Attributes

    • Rain Garden Shade
    • Green Roof Semi Intensive
  • Attracts Wildlife

    • Attracts Wildlife
    • Attracts Butterflies
  • Critter Resistance

    • Deer Resistant
  • Plant Habit

    • Spreading
  • Light Conditions

    • Shade to Part Sun
  • Native Plant Community

    • Savanna
    • Woodland
  • Flower Color

    • Green
  • Flower Hue

    • Medium
  • Flower Type

    • Spike
  • Flower Height

    • 8" to 12"
  • Foliage Color

    • Green
  • Leaf Texture

    • Fine
  • Flower Form

    • Single
  • Flower Size

    • 1/4" or Less
  • Soil Moisture

    • Moist/Well Drained
  • Growth Rate

    • Average
  • Origin

    • Greater Midwest

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  • Height: 8" – 12"
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  • Height: 8" – 12"
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Matching Attributes
  • Plant Habit: Spreading
  • Height: 8" – 12"

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