Carex pensylvanica (Oak Sedge)

Height: 8-12 inches
Spread: 12-18 inches
Light: Part sun to part shade. Prefers bright, filtered light, but can handle quite a bit of direct sun.
Soil: Average, well-drained soil. Very drought tolerant once established.
Description: Native to open woodlands and thickets of the northeastern U.S. Fine medium-green, semi-evergreen foliage has a gently fountaining habit. Spreads politely via rhizomes to make an excellent woodsy groundcover. Seedheads in early spring look like tiny cattails! Cut back to just above the ground in late winter to refresh foliage. An easy-to-grow, low maintenance native groundcover. Plant with broader-leaved perennials such as Rohdea, hellebores, holly ferns, and woodland iris, or mix with other groundcovers such as sarcococca, ajuga, or pachysandra.


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