Carex pensylvanica
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Hardiness Zone: 3-8 Height: 0.75-1.0 feet; 0.25-0.3 metres Spread: 0.75-2 feet; 0.25-0.6 metres Sun: Full sun to shade Water: Dry to medium Wildlife: Excellent cover and food source for foraging small songbirds and the insects and small animals they love to eat. Bloom Colour: Reddish-brown Tolerates: Deer Culture: Pennsylvania Sedge prefers dappled sunlight and mesic to dry conditions with good drainage. A sandy or loose loam with abundant organic matter is preferred. It spreads by above ground runners and grows actively when soil temperatures are cool. Can be grown in full sun if given sufficient water. Noteworthy Characteristics: Pennsylvania Sedge is soft, grass-like, and an early spring bloomer. The clumps spread rather quickly, forming a soft backdrop for wildflowers, or a naturalizing ground-cover in prairies. Turning pale brown as the weather cools, this native sedge gives wonderful fall and winter color! Garden Uses: Groundcover; lawn; containers