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Pendulous sedge

A graceful, native sedge

The Highlights

    • This native sedge has dark green leathery leaves which grow upwards and then droop to form a graceful weeping mound
    • Carex's pendulous seed heads can often be seen by streams and brooks
    • Slender flower spikes appear in July and August
    • Evergreen for year-round interest
    • Plant in the shallow edges of a pond or stream,
    • Provides shade and shelter for wildlife including dragonflies

Pendulous sedge

A graceful, native sedge
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The Highlights

    • This native sedge has dark green leathery leaves which grow upwards and then droop to form a graceful weeping mound
    • Carex's pendulous seed heads can often be seen by streams and brooks
    • Slender flower spikes appear in July and August
    • Evergreen for year-round interest
    • Plant in the shallow edges of a pond or stream,
    • Provides shade and shelter for wildlife including dragonflies

Know Your Plant

Supplied as:

Plant in 1L Aquatic Pot
Our pond plants are supplied in Aquatic Pots which have a mesh-like structure allowing you to plant them straight into your pond. The pot maintains the root structure as it enters the water, but allows the plants to root out into the underlying soil.
3 Plants in 1L Aquatic Pots
Plant in 3L Aquatic Pot
Plant in 5L Aquatic Pot
3 Plants in 9cm Aquatic Pots

Height on arrival:

Eventual height:

1-1.5m

Eventual spread:

50-100cm
Spreads to between 50-100cm within 2-5 years

Time to first crop:

Habit:

Clump-forming
Leaves grow upwards and then droop to create a weeping mound

Hardiness:

Fully hardy
Hardy in all areas of the UK, does not require winter protection.

Rootstock:

Spacing:

50-100cm
Position plants at least 50cm apart to allow for spreading

Care Guide

Excellent pest and disease resistance

Disease free. Can be affected by aphids - if this becomes a problem, spray with a mix of water, soap and vegetable oil or remove the aphids by hand.

Full sun to partial shade

Grows best in full sun but will be fine with some partial shade

Any moist soil

Any permanently moist or waterlogged soil - loam is ideal.

Prune annually

Cut back after flowering

For more care tips and ideas visit our Knowledge page

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