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Carex appalachica

Appalachian sedge

Height
Spread
Growth
habit
3-7
0.5-0.75'
1-1.5'
Form                           Lifecycle              Hardiness zone*
Clumping, spreading
Grass/Grass-Like
Perennial

APPEARANCE
Bloom time
Bloom color
May-May
Violet/ pinkish
Evergreen foliage
USE FOR
Seasonal interest
ENVIRONMENT
Terminal clusters
Light
Water
Soil
Soil pH
Clay, Loam, Sand
Adaptable
Soil Preference
Well-drained
HABITAT & NATIVE RANGE
Dry, shaded woods, evergreen-deciduous forests, clearings
Eastern US from Maine to Georgia, west to Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee
ENVIRONMENTAL TOLERANCE
Heavy shade, Shallow-rocky soil, Black walnut, Erosion
BROWSE TOLERANCE
Heavy shade, Shallow-rocky soil, Black walnut, Erosion
Tolerance to browse by animals typically happens once plants are established. Young plants may still be quite susceptible.
SUGGESTED MAINTENANCE & COMMON PROBLEMS
Divide every 2-3 years, don't add thick mulch as will cause rot
COMPANION PLANTS
Foam flower, Wild columbine, White wood aster
COMPANION TREES & SHRUBS
NOTES
Tolerates light foot traffic
White oak, Red oak, Sugar maple, Eastern hemlock, American beech

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