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Carex appalachica

More About 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

Interesting Notes:

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.

 

 

Zone:

3

Height:

15-20 cm

Spread:

30-45 cm

Spacing:

45-60 cm

Colour:

Brown
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Appalachian Sedge 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.


Carex appalachica Characteristics

Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Attracts Birds
Attracts Birds
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Native to Ontario
Native to Ontario
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Ground cover
Ground cover

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Deciduous

Flowering Time

Spring

Habit

Mounding
Clumping

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Border/edging

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