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Re: What is this ornamental grass?

Message from Annette Patterson

In forum: Identify a plant

Carex pendula. Can be a bit of a thug.

  • Posted: Thu. 4th July 2019 09:21

Re: Please identify for me!

Message from Nicola

In forum: Identify a plant

Hi Jack, a helpful reply from someone on our social media "Looks like pond sedge. Pops up all over my garden." I hope that helps? Thanks Nicola

  • Posted: Tue. 2nd January 2018 12:19

Re: Re: Help, what is this plant?

Message from John Bates

In forum: Identify a plant

Agree if its Carex pendula - it will self seed and you'll be dealing with seedlings for years afterwards

  • Posted: Mon. 15th May 2017 13:25

Re: Help, what is this plant?

Message from Mel Quy

In forum: Identify a plant

Looks like Carex pendula. Get rid of it while you still can!

  • Posted: Mon. 15th May 2017 10:43

Re: Help, what is this plant?

Message from Nicola

In forum: Identify a plant

Hi Al,

One follower on our social media thinks this is a type of Carex plant. I hope this helps?

Thanks, Nicola

  • Posted: Mon. 15th May 2017 06:52

Re: Grass Identification

Message from Mike Hill

In forum: Identify a plant

Carex pendula! lucky you. The first one in a garden is really pretty but by number 500 you start getting tired of them!

  • Posted: Sat. 17th September 2016 09:51

Re: Grass Identification

Message from Rachel Bailey

In forum: Identify a plant

Without seeing the entire plant, I cannot be sure, but could it be Carex pendula?


  • Posted: Mon. 12th September 2016 11:35

Help with control of Carex acutiformus needed

Question from Christine

In forum: Carex acutiformis

I have planted this plant alongside an artificial stream water feature in a private garden. The grass has now spread into the stream and I am worried it will damage the construction of the stream bead. It is hugely invasive and I would not use this plant again. Any advice how to control> I read cutting twice in summer will prevent spreading too much. I now tried to dig it out, which is back breaking because of the rhizomes. I can't pull it out of the stream bed.

  • Posted: Mon. 9th November 2015 10:57

Re: Evergreen perennials for winter interest in cottage garden beds

Message from ELAINE HUTSON

In forum: Garden design

Go for the sedges, carex marowii or liriope, which looks like grass.

  • Posted: Sat. 11th October 2014 12:26

Re: What grass is this please?

Message from Sue Jeffries

In forum: Identify a plant

Hi, Looks like a Carex pendula, which grows vigorously in our climate. Watch out for seedlings, as they can get everywhere. But it can be useful in a border as it will usually stay evergreen.

  • Posted: Tue. 3rd September 2013 07:21

Re: Carex elata Aurea

Message from Alan

In forum: Carex elata 'Aurea'

Update: I planted 3 in water at the pond edge, and they've thrived.

  • Posted: Mon. 26th August 2013 18:37

Re: Plant ID request..

Message from Kate Dagnoni

In forum: Identify a plant

Hello Judi. I'm not sure but I think it's Carex pendula? Like you I've wondered, I'm interested to know too. Most gardens in my area have it - it's worst to remove from clay I've found - I've bent spades! Resorted recently in a new garden to using a crowbar :-)

  • Posted: Sun. 9th September 2012 09:21

Re: Re: Carex elata Aurea

Message from Alan

In forum: Carex elata 'Aurea'

Thanks for your help Kathy!

  • Posted: Sun. 19th August 2012 16:48

Re: Carex elata Aurea

Message from Kathy C

In forum: Carex elata 'Aurea'

Hi, Alan,
Carex will grow in shallow water that is about 5-7cm deep, meaning the roots are planted in the soil that is under the water.
Kathy C

  • Posted: Mon. 13th August 2012 22:39

Carex elata Aurea

Question from Alan

In forum: Carex elata 'Aurea'

Will this grass grow on the edge of a pond if the roots are actually under water?

  • Posted: Fri. 10th August 2012 12:27

Re: Can anyone tell me what this plant is in my garden?

Message from Anita Sullivan

In forum: Identify a plant

Glad to help. Here are some suggestions for trailing plants. All are evergreen/ semi evergreen with some architectural personality:

-Carex 'Frosted Curls' (hairy grass with cascading, trailing awns. I mix this with purple trailing sedums and it looks lovely)
-Carex 'Silver Sceptre' (similar, thicker leaves)
-Carex 'Triffida' (even thicker leaves, like a Spider Plant)
-Cortaderia selloana 'Splendid Star' (dwarf golden pampas grass, plumes give height too)
-Prostrate rosemary (great smell, somewhere you might brush past)
-Any Vinca minor varieties (flowers range from blue/ purple/ white). You can try vinca major if you have space.
-Clematis 'Avalanche'... NZ evergreen clematis, usually trained upwards but often happier trailing (white flowers Spring)
-Fatshederas can be treated the same way, but need training to keep them going down not outwards/ upwards. They are very lush and jungly.
-You can also use herbacious clematis such as aromatica, if your planters are tall enough.
-And don't forget the humble nasturtium. Some of the older varieties (single scarlet flowers) have really enormous lush leaves


  • Posted: Tue. 21st February 2012 17:24

Re: Carex morrowii silver sceptre problem

Message from Kathy C

In forum: Carex 'Silver Sceptre'

Hi, Audry,
How often is it getting watered. Brown tips can mean too little water. C. morrowii likes soil that is kept constanly moist. It does prefer partial shade but will tolerate full sun in cooler climes.
Kathy C

  • Posted: Tue. 5th July 2011 22:05

Carex morrowii silver sceptre problem

Question from Audrey Harper

In forum: Carex 'Silver Sceptre'

I have a Carex morrowii silver sceptre growing in a container but the tips of the leaves have turned brown. im in zone 8 (ireland) its in the part of my garden that gets most sun. Is it getting too much sun or could it be another problem?

  • Posted: Mon. 4th July 2011 09:55

Re: Suggestions for new planting

Message from Katy Elton

In forum: Trees and shrubs

Hi Catherine,

As the site is sunny yet windy why not think about prairie style planting? A combination of grasses and flowers would be interesting to look at, you could incorporate some evergreen shrubs for winter structure, and try and include flowers that leave attractive seedheads for additional winter interest.

Possibilities include:

Grasses – Miscanthus , Stipa and Molinia .

Flowering plants –
Rudbeckia , Eryngium , Achillea , and Monarda .

Winter structure –
Carex flagellifera is an evergreen grass, Pittosporum is an evergreen shrub that can compliment prairie planting quite well, and Callicarpa bodinieri var giraldii ‘Profusion’ is deciduous but really comes into interest in winter when it displays bright purple berries.

Hope this gives you something to think about. If you do go for any of these plants remember to add to your ‘plants I have’ list to receive regular care instructions.


  • Posted: Sun. 3rd October 2010 11:58

Re: Re: Re: Bamboo Confusion

Message from Kathryn Layard

In forum: New to gardening

Thanks for all the wonderful info and advice and how nice that you really do know what gardening in our later years is like. I am sure my Fargesia’s are like yours and can’t read, problem is in a very small garden I can only accommodate a few bamboo and I do think I chose wisely earlier this year. Buy in haste repent at leisure….

How long have you had your Hibanobambusa and what size pot is it in? I will attach if I can a picture of my baby Hib, I love it so perhaps I will keep it for a while and decide later what to do. Thanks for the advice too about sedges, I already have some blue carex which I love must look into buying a few more.

  • Posted: Wed. 29th September 2010 14:59