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Carex pendula (Pendulous sedge)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
1.4m
Max height
1.5m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Carex pendula

Other names

Pendulous sedge

Genus

Carex Carex

Species

C. pendula - C. pendula is a grassy perennial with long, dropping red-brown flowers in summer.


Carex pendula is: Evergreen

Habit

Clump-forming

Flower

Flushed red, Insignificant or absent, Green in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids Aphids

General care

Pruning

Cut back after flowering.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


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Where to grow

Carex pendula (Pendulous sedge) will reach a height of 1.4m and a spread of 1.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

City, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Waterside

Cultivation

Can be planted in moist, damp conditions.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Moisture-retentive

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, 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 pendula

Other names

Pendulous sedge

Genus

Carex Carex

Species

C. pendula - C. pendula is a grassy perennial with long, dropping red-brown flowers in summer.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Clump-forming


Colour

Flower

Flushed red, Insignificant or absent, Green in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids

General care

Pruning

Cut back after flowering.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Carex pendula (Pendulous sedge) will reach a height of 1.4m and a spread of 1.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

City, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Waterside

Cultivation

Can be planted in moist, damp conditions.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Moisture-retentive

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

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

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7

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