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Good for soil stabilization and erosion control, Appalachian sedge prefers dry areas with some shade. Can be used as a groundcover.

Good for soil stabilization and erosion control, Appalachian sedge prefers dry areas with some shade. Can be used as a groundcover. USDA, NRCS. 2012. The PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov, 5 October 2012). National Plant Data Team, Greensboro, NC 27401-4901 USA. Typical inventory plug

Carex appalachica

Appalachian sedge

An elegant textured sedge, Carex Appalachia forms a neat clump of fine foliage with a fountaining habit. Good for erosion control and soil stabilization. Can be used as a groundcover, and seeds benefit birds. Likes it dry and can grow in full sun or some shade. Limited supply.


Height:

1 ft

Spread:

8 in

USDA Hardiness Zone:

3-8

Bloom Color:

Green

Carex appalachica Characteristics

Exposure

  • Full Sun
  • Shade
  • Partial Shade

Critter Resistance

  • Deer Resistant

Soil Moisture Preference

  • Dry

Attributes

  • Rock Garden
  • Ground Cover

Flowering Months

  • May

Interesting Notes:

For more information on this plant, visit the USDA PLANTS Database: http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=CAAP5