Sedge

Carex conica | Rating: 1 votes | Print / Pdf

If you don't want to spend a lot of time on your garden, consider planting Carex conica. Or moving to an apartment.

Carex conica is an ornamental grass also known as Sedge. It grows in clumps and is used in various locations in the garden to add interest and texture. It’s an easy plant to grow, as well as requiring little on-going care. This makes it a good choice for a low maintenance garden. This is a great grass to grow in the UK, as it can cope with pretty much all that the weather can throw at it – including driving wind and rain. The only thing it asks to thrive is to be located in a full sunlight or partially shaded position.

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Plant
Known dangers?
  • no
Height [m]
  • 0.15
Spread [m]
  • 0.25
Dominant flower colour
  • Purple
Flower Fragrance
  • No, neutral please
Flowering seasons
  • Early summer
Foliage in spring
  • Green
Foliage in summer
  • Green
Foliage in Autumn
  • Green
Foliage in winter
  • Green
Propagation methods
  • seed
  • division
Environment
Acidity
  • Acidic
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline
Hardiness zone
  • #N/A
Heat zone
  • #N/A
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
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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