Appalachian Sedge

Carex appalachica

  • Forming dense clumps of narrow grass-like arching blades
  • Green foliage
  • Small, mostly inconspicuous flowers, are showy for a short time
  • Tolerates dry, shady sites
  • Bloom Time: Spring
  • Grass Type: Cool season

ZONE:
3

COLOUR:
Brown

HEIGHT:
15-20 cm

SPREAD:
30-45 cm

SPACING:
45-60 cm

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Growing and Maintenance Tips:


Excellent native substitute for Liriope or Ophiopogon, this is a decorative cover for dry, shady applications. Insects are attracted to the nectar and birds feed on the seed heads.

Additional Notes about Appalachian Sedge:


Native to Ontario

Cool Season Grasses: These grasses do the majority of their growing in early spring and start again when temperatures start to cool in the fall. During the warmer summer months, they stop growing and some will even go dormant. Cool season grasses flower in the spring or early summer. Most cool season grasses grow best in a consistently moist soil.