Carex pansa
“California Meadow Sedge”

Carex pansa California Meadow Sedge

Native to the Californian Pacific Coast, this low-maintenance species is said to be an excellent lawn substitute! It’s not aggressive, but it does spread by rhizomes and it can be mowed. It is also described as very tolerant of traffic and diverse soil types including both sand and clay. Growing just 4-6” unmowed, it’s the perfect foundational plant for creating your own native meadow. Drought tolerant and evergreen, it can handle light shade but looks better in more sun.


CA Native Perennial Grass
USDA Zones 8-11