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Carex fascicularis (Tassel sedge )

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
1.5m
Max height
1m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Carex fascicularis

Other names

Tassel sedge

Genus

Carex Carex

Species

C. fascicularis - C. fascicularis is a clump-forming, dense, rhizomatous, deciduous perennial grass with broadly linear, mid- to bright green leaves and pendent spikes of green flower spikelets from spring into summer.


Carex fascicularis is: Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Spreading

Flower

Dark-brown in Summer

Foliage

Bright-green in Spring; Bright-green in Summer; Bright-green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids Aphids

General care

Pruning

Cut back in late winter.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


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Where to grow

Carex fascicularis (Tassel sedge ) will reach a height of 1.5m and a spread of 1m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Bog garden, City, Cottage/Informal, Low Maintenance, Waterside

Cultivation

Grow in fertile, moist or wet soil in sun. Tolerates shade. Do not allow soil to dry out.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy

Soil drainage

Boggy damp conditions, Moist but well-drained, Moisture-retentive

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Carex fascicularis

Other names

Tassel sedge

Genus

Carex Carex

Species

C. fascicularis - C. fascicularis is a clump-forming, dense, rhizomatous, deciduous perennial grass with broadly linear, mid- to bright green leaves and pendent spikes of green flower spikelets from spring into summer.

Native to

Australia

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Spreading


Colour

Flower

Dark-brown in Summer

Foliage

Bright-green in Spring; Bright-green in Summer; Bright-green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids

General care

Pruning

Cut back in late winter.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Carex fascicularis (Tassel sedge ) will reach a height of 1.5m and a spread of 1m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Bog garden, City, Cottage/Informal, Low Maintenance, Waterside

Cultivation

Grow in fertile, moist or wet soil in sun. Tolerates shade. Do not allow soil to dry out.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy

Soil drainage

Boggy damp conditions, Moist but well-drained, Moisture-retentive

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6

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