Pennsylvania Sedge Characteristics
Carex pensylvanica resembles long grass. It often grows to only 1' tall and lays over nicely, creating a thick groundcover without becoming wild in appearance. It is often used as a low-maintenance grass substitute for lawns as it does not require mowing.
Though Pennsylvania Sedge thrives in dry soils, it can also tolerate temporarily wet ground. This hardy grass substitute is also tolerant of deer, heavy shade, and is not prone to pests.
It can be planted in meadows or along fences and walkways to bring thick texture to a landscape.