Carex

Carex, the Sedges, are a large group of widely varying species and include several that are native to the U.K. Frequently grown for their attractive leaves, this group offers various qualities such as foliage colour, sun or shade loving, and tolerant of very dry or very wet conditions.

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    Found on stabilised sand dunes, and often in association with other beach grasses, this native sedge has light green leaves and is distinctive for the often noticeably straight lines created by its far reaching running habit. Happiest in poor dry soils in open and sunny positions. Excellent for beach stabilisation, and can also be used as a lawn alternative under suitable conditions. Height 35cm – 45cm.

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    Good selection of UK native, Carex flacca, with attractive blue ish grey foliage that makes gradually spreading tight mounds of narrow pointed foliage. Occasional dainty black flowers. Good in dry and sunny, may tolerate a little light shade. Soils not too winter wet. Height; 20cm – 30cm. 

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    One of the better ‘brown’ sedges, whose slightly pendulous foliage is coloured in many shades of darker greens and olive. Darker semi trailing black flowerheads in summer. Sun or part shade. Not too dry. Height 40cm – 50cm.

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    A rather lovely, durable and adaptable native sedge with dark green leaves that forms gracefully drooping mounds of invaluable more or less evergreen foliage. Small soft yellow flowers in spring. Happy in some sun or shady positions. Tolerates most soils except very dry in sun. Height; 35cm – 50cm.

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    Bowles golden sedge. A selected native, especially vibrant in the spring, forming graceful clumps of bright gold and green striped foliage  that is topped with attractive flowers. Avoid hot dry positions. Best in average to damp soils. Can be grown as a pond marginal. Height; 55cm – 75cm.

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    Subtly attractive creamy yellow and green striped foliage gradually create tough and long lived rounded mounds of evergreen foliage. Happy in sun or shade. Soil not too wet. Height; 30cm – 50cm.

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    A distinctive selection of clump forming sedge, having pronounced dark green and white stripes that are at their brightest and most effective in areas with some shade. Most soils except too winter wet. Good in pots and containers. Height; 30cm – 50cm.

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    Mounds of green centrally striped foliage with orange tinted creamy margins from autumn through winter and fading to a lighter creamy yellow variegation during spring and summer. Sun or part shade. Soil not too winter wet. Height; 30cm – 50cm.

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    Long established eye catching sedge forming mounds of light gold to creamy white and green variegated foliage spiralling out from the centre of the plant. Happy in light shade or sun. Soil not too wet. Height; 30cm – 50cm.

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    A distinctive selection that produces mounds of lime green to yellow foliage that gradually deepens to golden yellow as the season progresses. Best colour in light shade and may dislike too hot and dry a position. Soil not too dry. Height; 30cm – 50cm.

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    Subtly variegated limey yellow and green striped foliage gradually create understated and quietly attractive rounded mounds of evergreen foliage. Part shade or some sun. Soil not too dry or winter wet. Height; 30cm – 50cm.

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    A native sedge, making gradually spreading clumps of attractive narrow glaucous blue pointed foliage. Occasional dainty black flowers. Good in dry and sunny spots. May tolerate a little light shade. Soils not too winter wet. Height; 20cm – 30cm.