Pennsylvania Sedge Grass, Carex pennsylvanica, makes a wonderful ground cover grass for deciduous shaded spaces. The Pennsylvania Sedge Grass is a native growing grass in the mountains from West Virginia to Alabama and Georgia. The Carex Pennsylvanica Sedge Ornamental Grass forms soft, grass-like, clumps of very narrow, bright green leaves. The clumps spread rather quickly and are very soft and curl gently turning pale brown for the winter.
It grows well in hardwood forest canopies, woodlands, and in rocky or sandy openings. Use this sedge grass in masses to soften and brighten a damp shady area. Cut foliage to the ground in early spring before new growth occurs. Pennsylvania Sedge Grass grows to approximately 15 inches tall.