Common Name: Pennsylvania Sedge, High Meadow Sedge, Common Oak Sedge
Dappled sun to light shade, medium to dry moisture level, prefers light textured soils, slightly acidic to neutral pH. 6 – 12 inches height, spreads slowly by rhizomes.
Germination Code: C(60). Difficult to grow from seed.
Native Region: Limited number of counties in Middle and East Tennessee
Cool season. This sedge has pale green, arching, fine-textured leaves that turn sandy brown in fall. Forms a lush carpet with time. Can be a fine groundcover and can be used as a drought-tolerant lawn in shady areas. Benefits from some afternoon shade and requires a well-drained soil. Very drought- and shade-tolerant but cannot withstand regular foot traffic. Attracts birds.