Pennsylvania SedgePennsylvania Sedge

Pennsylvania Sedge: 25-Plant Groundcover Tray

$64.00

This grass-like groundcover is one of the most versatile natives around.  Great in masses, as a lawn substitute in shady areas, or as a living mulch under and around shrubs and trees.  Learn more below.

Out of stock

Category:

Description

Pennsylvania Sedge, Carex pensylvanica

Height: 8-10 inches

This grass-like groundcover is one of the most versatile natives around.  Typically found in shady or dappled woodlands, it’s often planted as a lawn substituted in shady areas.  Planted in masses, it will slowly spread to form a dense carpet of wavy hair-like foliage.

But another great way to use this plant is as living mulch.  If you underplant your shrubs and trees with this sedge, you’ll have a much more ecologically friendly way to keep weeds at bay (dozens of species of caterpillars make their home in this sedge).  And a carpet of sedge looks a heck of a lot better than any bagged mulch you can find.

Read this for more design ideas.

Plugs are 2 inches across with roots extending 5 inches deep.  They’re an economical way to add a lot of plants at once.  A tray of 25 plugs will cover about 20-25 square feet.

Garden trays must be ordered by noon on Thursday, May 3rd. They will be available for in-person pickup between 9 am and 5 pm on Saturday, May 12th (Mother’s Day Weekend) in Collingswood, NJ (pickup location TBA).