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'C' > CAREX >


Commonly known as Sedge grass

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....

  • Deciduous
  • Evergreen
  • Ornamental grasses
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Pests & Diseases - - aphids occasionally infest stem bases.
  • Place of origin - temperate and arctic zones.High altitudes in tropical regions.
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil -
  • Neutral to acid soil
  • Neutral to alkaline soil
  • Tolerates all - avoid extremes of wet or dry.
  • Wet or boggy soil

Buy Varieties of CAREX

CAREX comans 'Frosted Curls'

CAREX comans 'Frosted Curls'  >

Commonly known as: New Zealand sedge grass.
Silver grey with curled leaves forming a graceful hummock
individually £12.50 each, 3+ £10.00 each

CAREX oshimensis 'Everest'

CAREX oshimensis 'Everest'  >

Commonly known as: Sedge grass.
Deep green leaves with well-defined white margins
individually £12.50 each, 3+ £10.00 each

CAREX oshimensis 'Evergold'  AWARD

CAREX oshimensis 'Evergold'  >

Commonly known as: Sedge grass.
Bright gold and green foliage
individually £12.50 each, 3+ £10.00 each

CAREX oshimensis 'Everillo'

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Commonly known as: Sedge grass.
Lime-green leaves ageing to yellow
individually £12.50 each, 3+ £10.00 each

CAREX testacea

CAREX testacea  >

Commonly known as: Sedge grass.
Pale olive-green leaves turning orange-brown where the surfaces receive full light
individually £12.50 each, 3+ £10.00 each

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