Carex appalachica

Appalachian Sedge

Appalachian Sedge (Carex appalachica) is a native grass-like plant with thin, fine-textured leaf blades. Appalachian Sedge is an outstanding choice for use as an attractive grassy groundcover for shade and heavy shade areas.
Zones3 - 8
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Groundcover
Great For Mass Plantings
Adds Texture
Light Requirements
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Full Shade
Annual Rainfall
20 to 30"
30 to 40"
40 to 50"
Mature Height12" tall
Mature Spread8-10" wide
Bloom TimeLate spring to early summer
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SizePlant - 3.25" Pot
SKUHC017272

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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Appalachian Sedge (Carex appalachica) is an outstanding choice for use as an attractive grassy groundcover for shade and heavy shade areas. This native grass-like plant with thin, fine-textured leaf blades. Appalachian Sedge is adaptable to a wide range of soils including clay. It needs only moderate moisture but not wet soil like some Carex species. A clumper, space the plants 10 to 12 inches apart to create a swirling carpet of green. Mow it high in early to mid-spring so it will look its best during the growing season. It can be interplanted with other shade-loving woodland wildflowers and flowering bulbs (Daffodils, Hyacinthoides, Scilla and others).
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SKUHC017272
Item Package Size
Plant - 3.25" Pot
Common Name
Appalachian Sedge
Botanical Name
Carex appalachica
Zones
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade, Full Shade
Flower Color
Wheat
Mature Height
12" tall
Mature Spread
8-10" wide
Bloom Time
Late spring to early summer
Ships As
Potted Plant
Evergreen Foliage
Yes
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Clay Soil, Average Soil, Compost Enriched Garden Loam Soil
Soil Moisture
Average, Moist / Wet
Amount Of Rain
20 to 30", 30 to 40", 40 to 50"
Advantages
Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Groundcover, Great For Mass Plantings, Adds Texture
Ideal Region
Northeast, Midwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Neonicotinoid Free
Item Unit Of Measure
Plant
Ships To Canada
No
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Zone 2Shipping begins the week of May 20th, 2019
Zone 3Shipping begins the week of May 20th, 2019
Zone 4Shipping begins the week of May 20th, 2019
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