Pennsylvania sedge (Carex Pennsylvanica) is a low, clumped, grass-like perennial, 6-12 in. high, with a cluster of brown seed capsules clinging high on the stem. Foliage is pale-green in spring and summer, turning sandy-tan in fall.
|Sun Exposure||Prairie, Savanna, Woodland|
|Soil Moisture||Mesic, Dry Mesic, Dry|
|Bloom Time|| |
|Max Height||8 Inches|
|Seeds Per Ounce||30,000|
It is notoriously difficult to germinate this seed. After years of trying even we do not have a suggested germination treatment for Carex pensylvanica. The plant reproduces in nature more often by underground rhizomes than by seed. To get a solid stand of this sedge that so many desire, we recommend buying a few plants to divide over the years. It will spread between 3"-8" each year depending on the soil moisture of the site.
Edible Uses: Unknown
Medicinal Uses: Unknown
Herbal Uses: Unknown
Posted by Jon on 4th May 2014
Last year Ion Exchange was very careful to send me plugs that were well-rooted and ready to survive shipping. Those plants survived a very cold winter at 2600 feet elevation in Virginia. They are now many times larger than they were when I planted them a year ago and they have begun to reproduce under ground. I love them! This year I ordered 21 more!