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CAREX

Commonly known as Leatherleaf sedge

Excellent as a foundation for planting schemes as there is a sedge for almost every site in the garden. The grass-like, airy flower spikes are an added attraction.

Vast genus of over 1,800 species of deciduous or evergreen, rhizomatous or tufted perennials. Plants of bog, moorland or damp woodland.

UK natives, C. pendula (Drooping sedge) and C. sylvatica (Wood sedge), where not translocated, are a marker of ancient woodland.

Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    Leaves to 45cm (18in) long.
  • Height
    50-75cm (20-30in)
  • Spread
    90cm (36in)
  • Ornamental grasses
    Densely tufted perennial of symmetrical, arching habit. Produces brown flower spikes 0.5-3cm (¼-1¼in) long, on lax stems to 50cm (20in) long.
  • Hardy - average winter
    Hardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade

Buy Varieties of CAREX

CAREX comans 'Frosted Curls'

CAREX comans 'Frosted Curls'

New Zealand sedge grass

silver grey with curled leaves forming a graceful hummock

 
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CAREX 'Ice Dance'

CAREX 'Ice Dance'

Sedge grass

glossy green leaves edged with white

 
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CAREX oshimensis 'Everest'

CAREX oshimensis 'Everest'

Sedge grass

deep green leaves with well-defined white margins

 
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CAREX oshimensis 'Evergold'

CAREX oshimensis 'Evergold'

Sedge grass

bright gold and green foliage

 
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CAREX oshimensis 'Everillo'

CAREX oshimensis 'Everillo'

Sedge grass

lime-green leaves ageing to yellow

 
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CAREX testacea

CAREX testacea

Sedge grass

pale olive-green leaves turning orange-brown where the surfaces receive full light

 
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