Appalachian Sedge (Carex appalachica)
Appalachian Sedge (Carex appalachica)
Appalachian Sedge (Carex appalachica)

Appalachian Sedge (Carex appalachica)

Regular price$8.00

Item #:806006

Ships April to May 2024

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Hardy, eastern North American perennial sedge

Narrow, fine-textured green foliage forms graceful, sweeping mounds; greenish flowers and seed clusters emerge in late spring

Origin: Eastern North America

Sedges are an immense genus that exists worldwide and many native and introduced species now grow throughout North America. Appalachian Sedge has a native range in dry woodlands from Quebec and Ontario south to Tennessee and Georgia. This ornamental sedge thrives in the dry root zones around trees, in rock gardens and borders, along walkways, and in containers. Deer avoid this plant, but it is a food and host plant for some skipper species of butterflies and turtles eat the seeds.

Arrives in a 2.5" pot.

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Genus Carex
Species appalachica
USDA Zones 3 - 7
Exposure Light Shade to Full Shade
Habit Grows 6 inches high with leaves that are 12-18” long; clump-forming; slowly spreads to form colonies
Culture Prefers dry to average, well-drained soil
Attributes Attracts bees/butterflies, Deer resistant, Drought tolerant, Ground cover

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