Carex appalachica '' Appalachian sedge from North Creek Nurseries

Carex appalachica

Common: Appalachian sedge

Carex appalachica LP32 - 32 per flat

  • Height: 12"
  • Spread: 8"
  • Spacing: 10"
  • Hardiness Zone(s): 3-8

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Plant Details

This lovely sedge is native to the dry woods of eastern North America. Its fine texture and fountaining habit make it a lovely groundcover in dry shady sites, even in the root zone of trees. Its tidy clumping habit makes it a perfect feature in a container, rock or stump, or in a border planting along a walkway.

Characteristics & Attributes


  • Full Shade
  • Part Sun

Soil Moisture Needs

  • Average
  • Moist
  • Dry

Plug Type

  • Landscape Plug™

Green Infrastructure

  • Meadow/Prairie
  • Woodland
  • Lawn Alternative

For Animals

  • Deer Resistant


  • Native to North America
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Groundcover

Propagation Type

  • Vegetative

Grass Type

  • Cool Season

Care & Maintenance

Plant in well-drained soil in part or full shade. Adaptable to a wide variety of soil types, but will not tolerate wetness.