Carex pensylvanica Oak Sedge

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Carex pensylvanica, or Oak Sedge, forms fine textured, deep green, slowly spreading plants with a tough constitution. Carex pensylvanica makes a great ground cover that has a flowing, wave-like form. Oak sedge is semi-evergreen and can provide both food and shelter for small birds.

Carex pensylvanica is native to the eastern and central United States and Canada. Plants are naturally found in upland woods, clearings, oak savannas and upland prairies.

It makes an excellent ground cover for dry, part sun to shady areas. Drought tolerant, once established. Try Carex pensylvanica under trees where lawn grass won't grow.


  • Common Names: Oak Sedge
  • Zones: 4-8
  • Light Requirements: Part Shade to Shade
  • Soil Preference: Prefers average to moist, well-drained soil
  • Height at Maturity: 6-10
  • Width at Maturity: 10-18
  • Bloom Color: Tan/Brown
  • Bloom Time: Early to midsummer
  • Foliage Color: Green

Special Features

  • Attracts:
  • Tolerates: Deer. Drought.
  • Other Features: Native to North America.

Care and Growing Tips

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Shipping Info

 Spring 2023 shipping schedule:

Zones 9, 10: Starting Mon. March 20th
Zone 8: Starting Mon. March 27th
Zone 7: Starting Mon. April 3rd
Zone 6: Starting Mon. April 17th
Zone 5: Starting Mon. May 1st
Zones 2, 3, 4: Starting Mon. May 8th

If you'd like to receive your plants now, you can request it in the 'shipping requests' box on the order or email us. (Please note that we will not ship dormant plants, and we do not offer any sort of guarantee for plants overwintering.)

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We ship via UPS & USPS (the Post Office), and their ship rates are automatically generated through our site. We do not profit on shipping costs. We are working with these providers to get our customers the best rates possible.

All ship times are subject to change if extreme weather conditions are present here at the nursery or at the shipping destination.

Please note: Depending on the time of year, the foliage of the plants may be trimmed to fit into our shipping boxes. This could delay the flowering of the plant, but many perennials actually benefit from being cut back.

We are currently not able to ship to Puerto Rico, Hawaii, and outside of the US.