Carex pensylvanica

Carex pensylvanica

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Key Information:

Soil: Mesic (Medium) – Xeric (Dry). Drought tolerant.
Sun: Full Sun – Shade
Height: 4″-18″
Type: Cool season.

More Details:

Suggested Uses: This low-growing, narrow-leaved Carex is drought tolerant. Grows in loose colonies which spread primarily by rhizomes. Disturbance-tolerant species. Great for shoreline and natural settings where low-growing vegetation is desired. The narrow leaves provide fine texture to any landscape. Great option for ground cover. Grows well under evergreens. Deer resistant.

Native Range: Native to the Midwest, New England and Appalachia.

Wildlife Uses: Excellent pollinator sedge! Supports many native butterflies and moths. Provides habitat for upland gamebirds and songbirds.

More information: USDA plant profile

Additional information

Weight 2 lbs

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