Carex pensylvanica - Pennsylvania sedge
Botanical Name: Carex pensylvanica
Common Name: Pennsylvania sedge
Plant Size: Baby Plant Plug
The beautiful form and color of the Pennsylvania sedge makes it a go-to groundcover in the natural garden (as exemplified on NYC's High Line!) as well as a lawn alternative or living mulch. Birds eat the seeds of the sedge and leafhoppers and several species of grasshoppers feed on the sedge leaves.
Bloom Color: Green
Bloom Time: May
Light: Part shade to full shade
Water: Dry to Medium
Note: Plant plugs are baby plants. Plug plants have a soil root base of roughly 5" deep x 2" square with varying above ground growth -- a plug is the best size to plant with habitat gardening. Plant plugs are better adapted to being planted in a new garden and will grow-in healthier then larger plant sizes. And small plugs are easier & quicker for you to plant!
Within a few months to a year, the plant plugs will flower and fill in your garden. Thee plants will be much happier and healthier within their new surroundings as they were planted small and given room to grow-in on their own.