Carex appalachica ~ Appalachian Sedge
Carex appalachica ~ Appalachian Sedge

Appalachian Sedge

Carex appalachica

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Appalachian Sedge is a compact semi-evergreen native grass that grows in mounding tufts.  It's dense but soft-textured, weeping foliage is a mid-green. Scattered wisps of flowers grow above the foliage and attracts bees in late spring. Thrives in dry to average well-drained soils.  Drought tolerant once established.  Can be used as turf replacement for shady dry areas, but note it doesn't tolerate foot traffic.

Type: 

Orn. Grass

Origins:

Appalachian Mountains; GA Native

Height: 

- 0.5'

Spread: 

1.5’ - 2’

Spacing: 

1.5’

USDA Hardiness Zone: 

3 - 7

Culture: 

Part Sun,  Full Shade

Bloom Color: 

Green

Season of Interest: 

Spring, Year-Round

MAINTENANCE NEEDS: Low maintenance. It can be planted in near full sun if the soil is consistently moist but will have less color.  Cut foliage to the ground and remove it in late winter.

LANDSCAPE USES:  Accents or Group Plantings, BordersWoodland GardensWildlife GardensNaturalized AreasPonds and Streams, and Containers.

COMPANION 

COMPANION PLANTS:  Red Columbine, Foam Flower, White Wood Aster

IMAGES:  Daderot, Carex appalachica - Brooklyn Botanic Garden - Brooklyn, NY - DSC07920, CC0 1.0, (2) Photo by The Plantography Project Appalachian sedge (Carex apalachica)

*As plants have ranges in appearance they may not appear as the images shown.

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