PLANT BASE

Carex pensylvanica

Pennsylvania sedge

Height
Spread
Growth
habit
3-8
0.5-1'
0.5-1'
Form                           Lifecycle              Hardiness zone*
Rhizomous
Grass/Grass-Like
Perennial

Oak sedge

APPEARANCE
Bloom time
Bloom color
May-May
Violet/ pinkish
Evergreen foliage
USE FOR
Seasonal interest
ENVIRONMENT
Terminal clusters
Light
Water
Soil
Soil pH
Clay, Loam, Sand
Adaptable
Soil Preference
Well-drained, moist
HABITAT & NATIVE RANGE
Dry to moist woods, upland woods, bluffs, and slopes, clearings, oak forests
Eastern North America to Georgia, Arkansas, Iowa, to North Dakota
ENVIRONMENTAL TOLERANCE
Heavy shade, Erosion, Black walnut
BROWSE TOLERANCE
Heavy shade, Erosion, Black walnut
Tolerance to browse by animals typically happens once plants are established. Young plants may still be quite susceptible.
SUGGESTED MAINTENANCE & COMMON PROBLEMS
Divide every 2-3 years, don't add thick mulch as will cause rot
COMPANION PLANTS
Wild columbine,Dwarf crested iris,Wild blue phlox,Foam flower,Purple lovegrass,Woodland sunflower,Marginal wood fern
COMPANION TREES & SHRUBS
NOTES
White oak,Red oak,Bur oak,Swamp white oak

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