Carex pensylvanica, Pennsylvania sedge, Wholesale Native Bare Root Perennial Grass (SHIPS 2/1/2023 – 4/5/2023)

$1.90

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Carex pensylvanica, Pennsylvania sedge, Wholesale Native Bare Root Perennial Grass

(SHIPS 2/1/2023 – 4/5/2023)

Minimum purchase of 50 plants required.

Wholesale pricing is based on quantity.

50 or more $1.90 each
200 or more $1.80 each

500 or more $1.55 each

1000 or more $1.30

For Shipping, Install and additional info please see “About Bare Root“.

Native bare root perennials are dug and shipped while dormant.

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Order Minimum

There is a minimum order total of $150.00.

Total for all items combined before tax (VA residents only) and Shipping.

Description

Carex pensylvanica, Pennsylvania sedge, Wholesale Native Bare Root Perennial Grass

For Shipping, Install and additional info please see “About Bare Root“.

Native bare root ferns are dug and shipped while dormant, mid November to early spring.

See all available Native Bare Root Perennials

Check the native status of this species for your area via the USDA Plants Database here

Description

Pennsylvania sedge is sedge in the Carex family native to thickets and dry woodland areas in North America.  It is commonly found near oak trees, hence one of its common names “oak sedge”.  It grows in loose colonies and has a creeping habit with its reddish-brown roots.

It tolerates heavy shade and wet soils, though its ideal location is dry to moist shade.  This plant is a good lawn substitute for shady areas but will not tolerate heavy foot traffic.  It forms an ideal turf alternative in dry shade areas, needing mowing only once or twice a season to maintain a 2″ height. It also makes a great underplanting for taller perennials.  It is semi-evergreen, dying back under very cold temperatures.  Identification of individual sedge (Carex) species can be difficult.

USDA Symbol: CAPE6
USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)
Pennsylvania sedge is a low, clumped, grass-like perennial, 6-12 in. high, with a cluster of brown seed capsules clinging high on the stem. Foliage is pale-green in spring and summer, turning sandy-tan in fall.

Rhizomatous turf-forming with pale-green arching leaves. Forms ground cover in forest or savannah (oak/pine or sugar maple) Prefers light-textured soils. Resistant to deer grazing. (Ontario Native Plants 2002)

Botanic Name (s): Carex pensylvanica

Common Name(s): Pennsylvania sedge
Mature height :.5-1.5′

Mature spread:1 ft

Flower Color/ Bloom Time : April-July

Fall Color: reddish

Sun Exposure: Part Sun Part Shade Full Shade

Soil moisture: Dry Average Moist

Sandy soil, coarse texture

Native Habitat: Open, dry, sandy or rocky woods, wooded slopes

Notes: Lawn alternative, plant densely fine textured leaves, less than 6″

Groundcover Erosion Control

High Wildlife Value: SongbirdsGame Birds Small Mammals Waterfowl

Native to Coastal Regions

Native to Piedmont Regions

Native Grass

Carex pensylvanica, Pennsylvania sedge, Wholesale Native Bare Root Perennial Grass

For Shipping, Install and additional info please see “About Bare Root“.

Native bare root ferns are dug and shipped while dormant, mid November to early spring.

See all available Native Bare Root Perennials

Check the native status of this species for your area via the USDA Plants Database here