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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.



San Francisco back yard.







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



A lush planted meadow.



2" pot with vigorous root system ready to spread.



Contract grown plugs available seasonally.







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



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



Plugs installed at about 10 inches on center as recommended.



Plugs installed at about 10 inches on center as recommended.



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







200 plug tray of Carex pansa.



Closeup of a wild stand on the Central Coast.



Wild stand on the Central Coast

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