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Carex phyllocephala 'Sparkler' (Carex phyllocephala 'Sparkler')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.6m
Max height
0.6m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Carex phyllocephala 'Sparkler'

Other names

Carex phyllocephala 'Sparkler'

Genus

Carex Carex

Variety or Cultivar

'Sparkler' _ 'Sparkler' is an evergreen sedge with whorled, strap-like leaves that are light-green with cream margins on an upright stem. In summer it bears a central cluster of brush-like flowers.


Carex phyllocephala 'Sparkler' is: Evergreen

Habit

Clump-forming

Flower

Insignificant or absent, Brown in Summer

Foliage

Light green, Cream in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

General care

Pruning

Cut out any dead leaves.

Propagation methods

Division


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Where to grow

Carex phyllocephala 'Sparkler' (Carex phyllocephala 'Sparkler') will reach a height of 0.6m and a spread of 0.6m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

City, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Low Maintenance, Containers, Foliage only

Cultivation

Plant in fertile, moist soil, well-drained soil a partial shade.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

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

Hardy (H4), Tender in frost (H3)

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Botanical name

Carex phyllocephala 'Sparkler'

Other names

Carex phyllocephala 'Sparkler'

Genus

Carex Carex

Variety or Cultivar

'Sparkler' _ 'Sparkler' is an evergreen sedge with whorled, strap-like leaves that are light-green with cream margins on an upright stem. In summer it bears a central cluster of brush-like flowers.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Clump-forming


Colour

Flower

Insignificant or absent, Brown in Summer

Foliage

Light green, Cream in All seasons

General care

Pruning

Cut out any dead leaves.

Propagation methods

Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Carex phyllocephala 'Sparkler' (Carex phyllocephala 'Sparkler') will reach a height of 0.6m and a spread of 0.6m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

City, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Low Maintenance, Containers, Foliage only

Cultivation

Plant in fertile, moist soil, well-drained soil a partial shade.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

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

Hardy (H4), Tender in frost (H3)

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