Perennial

Carex appalachica

Appalachian Sedge

  • Native
  • Deer resistant
  • Thin and wispy green foliage
  • Attractive, flowing look
  • Attracts birds and insects
If you are looking for a real texture contrast and a plant that will thrive in partial to full shade, Appalachian Sedge may be the answer. All sedges love shade but many are much stiffer and with wider bladed foliage than appalachica. Its foliage is very thin, long, and wispy, creating a much lighter texture and a flowing, almost mop-like look that is very attractive. This American Beauties sedge does not have the showy bloom that other Carex display but its somewhat insignificant bloom still provides nectar for important native insects and seed for native birds, while its flowing form is sure to add luster to any woodland setting in your landscape.
Native
Native
Ground Cover
Ground Cover
Great Foliage
Great Foliage
Ornamental Grass
Ornamental Grass
Partial Sun
Partial Sun
Full Shade
Full Shade
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Moist, Well-Drained
Moist, Well-Drained
Average Water
Average Water

Characteristics and Attributes