pendulous sedge

Carex pendula | Also known as: drooping sedge, hanging sedge | Rating: 0 votes | Print / Pdf

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Offering a big presence with little maintenance, carex pendula or pendulous sedge is a large type of sedge with gently arching dark green leaves and drooping spikes of flowers. Pendulous sedge likes moist or wet soils, ideally clay or loam, that do not have good drainage. It can grow in partially shaded areas and locations that receive full sunlight. This handsome sedge is a striking option if you want a plant suitable for growing near water. It also easily stands out within a border or bed and is an eye-catching choice for wildlife gardens.

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Plant
Known dangers?
  • no
Height [m]
  • 1.4
Spread [m]
  • 1.5
Dominant flower colour
  • Brown
Flower Fragrance
  • No, neutral please
Flowering seasons
  • Late spring
  • Early summer
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
  • Z5-9
Heat zone
  • H9-5
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -29 - -1
Heat days
  • 30 - 150
Moisture
  • well-drained but frequently watered
  • poorly-drained
  • boggy
  • water feature
Soil type
  • Clay
  • loams
Sun requirements
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Exposure
  • Exposed
  • Sheltered
Usage
Standard category
  • Aquatic & semiaquatic plants
  • Semiaquatic plants
Grown for
  • Ornamental Foliage
Creative category
  • Kid Approved
  • For Beginners
  • Pond plants
  • For every season
Garden type
  • Bog garden
  • Woodland
  • Cottage garden
  • Coastal
  • Pond
Garden spaces
  • Cut flowers
Gardening expertise
  • beginner
Time to reach full size
  • 2 to 5 years