Appalachian Sedge- Carex Appalachia is a low maintenance plant
Appalachian sedge is a native to the United States. The graceful sedge is perfect for growing on masses, slopes, or as a lawn alternative. Appalachian sedge is a fine textures sedge first found in the woodlands regions from Maine down to Kentucky. The clump-growing sedge is considered an endangered species as it is hard to find in the wild. It contains narrow foliage that lies at a foot long in large mounds about six inches off the ground; When the sedges are planted on masses or slopes, the foliage curves and swirls and moves along with the slopes. The sedge lives on dry soil in the wild as it is typically found in dry deciduous forests when it grows in the wild. It grows the best when covered in the shade and planted in warmer regions, as it doesn't adapt to cold conditions well. Appalachian sedge is an excellent addition to most gardens. It is low maintenance and has a naturally beautiful curving, swaying, intermingling foliages. Once planted, the only thing the sedge needs to dry is regular watering for the first couple of weeks as the roots take hold of the soil. The low-maintenance plant grows and blooms basically on its own as long as it is planted in dry to slightly moist soil and under the shade. An Appalachian sedge is an excellent option for gardens in warmer regions. The low-maintenance, vibrantly green plant is the pop of color every garden needs.
Appalachian Sedge grows in zones 3 through 7
Botanical Latin Name: Carex Appalachia
Common name: Appalachian Sedge
Sun Exposure: Partial to full shade
Hardiness Zone: USDA zones 3 to 7
Mature Height: 8 to 10 inches
Spread: 12 to 18 inches
Spacing: 9 to 12 inches
Growth Rate: Moderate
Flowering Time: Bloom time is in late spring, with seeds forming late spring to early summer. The seeds are not viable for long.
How Long It Flowers: Stays green until winter when it turns to tan
Flower Color: Mid-green blades
Soil Requirements: Plant in well-drained soil but is adaptable to most soil types
Pruning: Cut back aging foliage in late winter
Flower Form: The Appalachian Sedge is an essential plant for soil stabilization. Appalachian Sedge is usually one of the first plants to show up after the fire. It is considered an endangered species in some areas; The sedge makes for a good ground cover in dry areas. Its clumpy habit makes it a suitable species for a border along a pathway. Its hair-like texture makes an excellent plant for containers and rock gardens as well.