Appalachian Sedge

Carex appalachica

  • Very fine hair like foliage in a neat, fountaining clump.
  • Spreads slowly by rhizomes to form a tidy dry shade groundcover.
  • Low- maintenance lawn substitute.
  • Best in pt.shade. Will tolerate sun.


Height: 6-8 in
Spread: 12-18 in
Spacing: 18-24 in
Zone: 3-7

Interesting Notes about Carex appalachica:

Good for soil stabilization and erosion control, prefers dry areas with some shade.

In late spring a few flower spikes are scattered on culms held above the foliage.  Provides nectar to insects and seed to native birds.

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Characteristics & Attributes

Critter Resistance:

» Deer Resistant

Foliage Color:

» Green

Exposure:

» Full Shade
» Partial Shade

Soil Moisture:

» Average Water
» Dry Soil

Habit:

» Clump forming

Season of Interest (Flowering):

» Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage):

» Fall
» Spring
» Summer