Carex Appalachian

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Carex Appalachian Description

Carex Appalachian

The Carex Appalachian is a lovely sedge native to the dry woodlands of eastern North America.

With a fine wild thread-like texture and fountaining blooms, the Carex Appalachian makes a tidy terrific-looking ground cover in drier shady spots in your garden, around root zones of trees, in containers, or as a walkway border planting. Carex Appalachia is best planted in well-drained soil in full or partial shade. Adaptable to a wide variety of soil types, Carex Appalachian does not tolerate wetness. It grows naturally wild in the Appalachian Mountains, from South Carolina to Canada, and can have 12”-18” blades that cascade to about 6”. Carex Appalachian is a great substitute for the ever-popular CarexPensylvanica. The Carex Appalachian has a rougher texture, forms clumps, and can tolerate drier conditions, unlike the Carex Pensylvanica. Carex Appalachia is very deer resistant. Trimmed back to the ground trim in late winter, it will re-flush in a vibrant green in the spring. <h2><span><span>

Carex appalachian care and maintenance 

Carex Appalachian is a weeping perennial sedge since it grows in dense mounded tufts. The slender thread-like foliage seems to capture light and wind movement. The Carex Appalachian is indigenous to dry or mesic deciduous or evergreen-deciduous forests. In the wild, this sedge can grow under hemlocks or in high dry spots, including beech, maple, and oak tree forests. Hence the Carex Appalachian can thrive in moisture-challenged shade gardens.


 As an ornamental plant in gardens, Carex Appalachians are used in wildland habitat restoration, sustainable or natural landscaping, and as grass replacements for lawns and garden meadows that are drought tolerant. Propagation of the Carex Appalachian is by seed and occurs in the spring and blooms from April through August. Carex Appalachian provides shelter and food for ground birds and small mammals and is also a pollination site for butterflies, bees, butterflies, and other insects. The Carex Appalachian will bring beauty, butterflies, and bird watching to your garden hideaway. 


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Reviews (5)

  • 5
    Carex Appalachian

    Posted by Sue Elliston on May 06, 2022

    This place beats any place that I have ordered from..I will definitely order again

  • 5
    Carex Appalachian

    Posted by Josie Myers on May 06, 2022

    Everything arrived in beautiful condition, and was a great price

  • 5
    Carex Appalachian

    Posted by Jonie Meyers on May 06, 2022

    We were referred here by a friend, they definitely had what we were looking for...

  • 5
    Carex Appalachian

    Posted by Kenny Porter on May 06, 2022

    I applaud all that I have received

  • 5
    Carex Appalachian

    Posted by Andy Lambert on May 06, 2022

    Really the nicest bare roots, and always well packed and shipped.


Shipping Information

We dig fresh our plants and ship immediately. We ship US Mail, Priority shipping. You will receive a tracking number once your plants ship. All plants will be fine in their packages for up to 3 days after receiving.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This is superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receiving unless weather-related problems prohibit planting. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water for the first week daily after planting.

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