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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.
EvergreenLeaves to 45cm (18in) long.
Ornamental grassesDensely 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 winterHardy 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)
Additional FeaturesPests & DiseasesAphidsPlace of originNew Zealand
HardinessFrost hardy (down to -5)
Buy Varieties of CAREX
silver grey with curled leaves forming a graceful hummock
glossy green leaves edged with white
deep green leaves with well-defined white margins
bright gold and green foliage
lime-green leaves ageing to yellow
pale olive-green leaves turning orange-brown where the surfaces receive full light