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Carex pensylvanica

Also called Yellow Sedge


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More About Carex pensylvanica

  • Small clump-forming grass with a mounding, cascading habit
  • Bright green foliage
  • Small, mostly inconspicuous flowers, are showy for a short time
  • Birds will feed on seeds
  • Bloom Time: Spring
  • Grass Type: Cool season

Interesting Notes:

Native to Ontario

Cool Season Grasses: These grasses do the majority of their growing in early spring and start again when temperatures start to cool in the fall. During the warmer summer months, they stop growing and some will even go dormant. Cool season grasses flower in the spring or early summer. Most cool season grasses grow best in a consistently moist soil.

 

 

Zone:

4

Height:

20-30 cm

Spread:

30-45 cm

Colour:

Brown
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Oak Sedge Growing and Maintenance Tips

This abnormal sedge tolerates full sun to full shade in an average to dry, well-drained soil.  


Carex pensylvanica Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Attracts Birds
Attracts Birds
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Native to Ontario
Native to Ontario
Ground cover
Ground cover

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Deciduous

Flowering Time

Spring

Habit

Clumping
Mounding

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Border/edging

 Suitable Substitutions for Carex pensylvanica

Luzula acuminata

Luzula acuminata

Hairy Wood Rush

Festuca gautieri 'Hobbit'

Festuca gautieri 'Hobbit'

Dwarf Bearskin Fescue

Carex rosea

Carex rosea

Rosy Sedge

Festuca filiformis

Festuca filiformis

Fine-leaved Sheep Fescue