Pennsylvania Sedge, Carex pennsylvanica
Sold in a strip of 4 deep plugs for $30 (that’s $7.50 per plant!)
These deep plugs are typically the preferred size for plants that are shallow-rooted. The additional width of these plugs allows for horizontal growth of the roots, which benefits many species of ferns and sedges.
Each individual plug measures 2 ¼” x 2 ¼” across by 4” deep.
These plugs are landscape-ready, but also offer a head start should you be interested in potting them up.
One of the most versatile groundcovers, Pennsylvania sedge (also known as oak sedge) performs well in part sun to part shade. In the shade it prefers drier soils and will even survive well amongst tree roots. It should be cut back every spring before the new growth begins to maintain a neat appearance. This southwestern PA native plant is great for dry shade. It functions well as a cover for wildlife or a host plant for butterflies, and it is drought tolerant.