Hardy, eastern North American perennial sedge
Description: Narrow, fine-textured green foliage forms graceful, sweeping mounds; greenish flowers and seed clusters emerge in late spring
Habit: Grows 6 inches high with leaves that are 12-18” long; clump-forming; slowly spreads to form colonies
Culture: Prefers partial to full shade and dry to average, well-drained soil; drought tolerant
Hardiness: Cold hardy to USDA Zone 3
Origin: Eastern North America
Attributes: Attracts butterflies; Deer resistant; Drought tolerant; Groundcover; Container plant
Sedges are an immense genus that exists worldwide and many native and introduced species now grow throughout North America. Appalachian Sedge has a native range in dry woodlands from Quebec and Ontario south to Tennessee and Georgia. This ornamental sedge thrives in the dry root zones around trees, in rock gardens and borders, along walkways, and in containers. Deer avoid this plant, but it is a food and host plant for some skipper species of butterflies and turtles eat the seeds.