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Carex appalachica

Appalachian Sedge
Carex appalachica
Carex appalachica

A weeping, perennial native sedge that forms graceful, mounded tufts of very fine textured, deep green, threadlike foliage; thrives in dry to mesic woods and does best with some shade; perfect for massing, slopes, or as a shade groundcover

Ornamental Features

Appalachian Sedge is primarily valued in the garden for its cascading habit of growth. Its attractive threadlike leaves remain forest green in color throughout the season.

Planting & Growing

Appalachian Sedge will grow to be only 6 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 18 inches. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years. As an herbaceous perennial, this plant will usually die back to the crown each winter, and will regrow from the base each spring. Be careful not to disturb the crown in late winter when it may not be readily seen!

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Fall Color

Deer Resistance:

partial shade to shade







18 inches


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