Carex pensylvanica (Common Oak Sedge)
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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 in
Width: 18-24 in
Soil Conditions: Dry
Flower Color: Green
Bloom Time: April,May
Hardiness Zone: 3 TO 7
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Characteristics & Attributes for Carex pensylvanica

Attributes

Green Roof Semi Intensive
Rain Garden Shade

Attracts Wildlife

Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Wildlife

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 Height

8" to 12"

Flower Type

Spike

Foliage Color

Green

Leaf Texture

Fine

Flower Form

Single

Flower Size

1/4" or Less

Growth Rate

Average

Origin

Greater Midwest