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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.
Additional FeaturesPests & DiseasesAphids occasionally infest stem bases.Place of originTemperate and arctic zones.High altitudes in tropical regions.
Soil ConditionsFertile moist well-drained soilNeutral to acid soilNeutral to alkaline soilTolerates allAvoid extremes of wet or dry.Wet or boggy soil
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