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Carex ornithopoda | Rating: 0 votes | Print / Pdf

Carex ornithopoda sounds more like a hand cream than a plant and can also be grown in a pot.

This fantastic little species of grass is ideal for gardens and can be planted in both sunny and partially shaded areas. Carex ornithopoda comes in a range of varieties, including some with soft green foliage outlined in white. Carex is ideal to use at the front of borders, for sprucing up pots, or even to add some colour and texture to a rockery. It doesn’t require a lot of maintenance, just remove dead leaves during summer months.

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Plant
Known dangers?
  • no
Height [m]
  • 0.05 - 0.15
Spread [m]
  • 0.05 - 0.15
Dominant flower colour
  • Brown
Flower Fragrance
  • No, neutral please
Flowering seasons
  • Late spring
Foliage in spring
  • Green
Foliage in summer
  • Green
Foliage in Autumn
  • Green
Foliage in winter
  • Green
Propagation methods
  • seed
  • division
Growth habit
  • Clump-forming
  • Dense
Environment
Acidity
  • Acidic
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline
Hardiness zone
  • Z4-8
Heat zone
  • H8-1
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -34 - -7
Heat days
  • 0 - 120
Moisture
  • well-drained but frequently watered
Soil type
  • sandy
  • chalky
  • loams
Sun requirements
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Exposure
  • Exposed
  • Sheltered
Usage
Standard category
  • Grasses, ferns & bamboo
  • Grasses
Grown for
  • Ornamental Foliage
Creative category
  • Kid Approved
  • For Beginners
  • For every season
Garden type
  • Cottage garden
  • Containers
  • City
Garden spaces
  • Flower beds
  • Borders
Gardening expertise
  • beginner
Time to reach full size
  • 2 to 5 years
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