Carex appalachica (3.5-inch pot)
Common name: Sedge - Appalachica Sedge
- Height: 6-8 Inches
- Spread: 12-18 Inches
- Hardiness Zone: 3 - 8
- Shade to Part Shade
- Evergreen in warm climates
- Native to Eastern U.S.
- Clumping habit -spreads slowly
- A good shade lawn substitute
- Bloom brown and insignificant - late Spring
- Excellent ground cover for dry shade
Carex appalachica - Appalachian Sedge - Very fine, dark green, weeping blades, 12" long. Evergreen in warmer climates. Appalachian Sedge is a native to the Eastern U.S. Clumping nature-spreading slowly- makes it suitable for borders. A good ground cover in dry shade. White inflorescences in late Spring are followed by seed heads. Carex appalachica will grow in average, dry soil. Prefers medium to dry soil. Will tolerate drying out with regular watering. Use for ground cover, mass plantings, naturalizing, erosion control on slopes, borders, lawn substitute in dry shade and woodland areas. Natural habitat - often found growing under oak trees. Mature Height 6"-8", spread 12"-18".
Choose a location that receives partial to full shade. Appalachian sedge can tolerate full sun, but it will do best in shady areas. Plant in well-drained soil. Appalachian sedge is tolerant of dry soil, but it will not do well in wet or soggy soil. Space the plants 10-12 inches apart. Appalachian sedge will spread over time, so it is important to space the plants appropriately.
Water regularly during the first year after planting. Once the plants are established, they are drought-tolerant and only need to be watered during dry periods. Fertilize in spring with a balanced fertilizer. Appalachian sedge does not require a lot of fertilizer, but a light application in spring will help to promote new growth. Cut back the plants in late winter. This will help to keep them tidy and encourage new growth. With proper care, Carex appalachica will thrive in your garden for many years to come.
Appalachian sedge is a host plant for Skipper and Satyr caterpillars, so if you are interested in attracting butterflies to your garden, this is a good plant to choose. Carex appalachica is deer-resistant, so it is a good choice for gardens where deer are a problem. This sedge is also tolerant of salt, so it can be used in coastal gardens.
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