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Carex pansa

Among the most popular sedges for creating an alternative lawn, Carex pansa makes more of a wild meadow, looking best unmowed with water twice per month (but a trimming with weed whacker twice or thrice per year can keep it thicker and more tidy).

Photos by: David Amme, also read his indepth article.



Shady hillside garden planting at the Pennington residence, Marin County.







Carex pansa at left in 2" pots, Carex praegracilis at right in 3" pots, showing how they differ in form and texture.







Plugs installed at about 10 inches on center as recommended.



Plugs installed at about 10 inches on center as recommended.



Closeup of a wild stand on the Central Coast.



A lush planted meadow.







Wild stand on the Central Coast



Lush planted meadow with a 6-inch ruler for scale.



San Francisco back yard.



Shady hillside garden planting at the Pennington residence, Marin County.



2" pot with vigorous root system ready to spread.



200 plug tray of Carex pansa.



Contract grown plugs available seasonally.

Check availability of Carex pansa at the nursery
Check availability of Carex at the nursery