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Carex siderosticha 'Variegata' (Variegated creeping broad-leaved sedge )

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.3m
Max height
0.4m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Carex siderosticha 'Variegata'

Other names

Variegated creeping broad-leaved sedge

Genus

Carex Carex

Variety or Cultivar

'Variegata' _ 'Variegata' is a slowly-spreading, rhizomatous, deciduous perennial forming clumps of broad, linear to lance-shaped, light green leaves with white margins and stripes, pink-flushed at the base. Upright stems bear slender, green to pale brown flower spikes in late spring.


Carex siderosticha 'Variegata' is: Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Spreading

Flower

Pale-brown, Green in Spring

Foliage

Light green, White, Variegated, Striped in Spring; Striped, Light green, White, Variegated in Summer; Variegated, Striped, Light green, White in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids Aphids

General care

Pruning

If desired, cut back in autumn when the foliage starts to die down.

Propagation methods

Division


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Where to grow

Carex siderosticha 'Variegata' (Variegated creeping broad-leaved sedge ) will reach a height of 0.3m and a spread of 0.4m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

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

Cultivation

Grows best in fertile, moist or wet soil in full sun or partial shade. May be slow to emerge in spring.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

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

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial 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)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Carex siderosticha 'Variegata'

Other names

Variegated creeping broad-leaved sedge

Genus

Carex Carex

Variety or Cultivar

'Variegata' _ 'Variegata' is a slowly-spreading, rhizomatous, deciduous perennial forming clumps of broad, linear to lance-shaped, light green leaves with white margins and stripes, pink-flushed at the base. Upright stems bear slender, green to pale brown flower spikes in late spring.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Spreading


Colour

Flower

Pale-brown, Green in Spring

Foliage

Light green, White, Variegated, Striped in Spring; Striped, Light green, White, Variegated in Summer; Variegated, Striped, Light green, White in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids

General care

Pruning

If desired, cut back in autumn when the foliage starts to die down.

Propagation methods

Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Carex siderosticha 'Variegata' (Variegated creeping broad-leaved sedge ) will reach a height of 0.3m and a spread of 0.4m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

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

Cultivation

Grows best in fertile, moist or wet soil in full sun or partial shade. May be slow to emerge in spring.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

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

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial 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, Zone 5

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