Pennsylvania sedge ‘Straw Hat’

Carex pensylvanica ‘Straw Hat’ (Pennsylvania sedge ‘Straw Hat’) is a sedge that appreciates shade and dry to medium soil. It is native to North America, and most commonly grows in woodlands.

This sedge blooms in late spring and the foliage is semi-evergreen in moderately cold climates.

Botanical Name Carex pensylvanica ‘Straw Hat’
Common Name Pennsylvania sedge ‘Straw Hat’
Family Cyperaceae
USDA Zone 3 thru 8
Light Requirement Part Shade to Full Shade
Season(s) of interest spring, summer, fall
Height and Spread 8-10in x 15-20in (20-25cm x 40-50cm)
Flower Color Yellow
Attracts Wildlife Hosts Caterpillars of Butterflies/Moths, Rarely Browsed by Mammalian Herbivores
Additional Information Cultivated Form of a Native Plant.
Location in Lurie Garden North Dark Plate‚Äč


Average Flowering Time