Sedge 'Variegata'

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Carex siderosticha is a member of the Sedge family of ornamental grasses. This species is slow growing, and tends to be used in areas of the garden where you want to add texture and ground cover. Another advantage is that it will also thrive in boggy conditions, so is well suited to be being planted near water. It can also be grown in containers if you choose, and is a very low maintenance plant that’s easy to grow successfully. This is a tough little plant, well suited to growth in the UK with our varying weather, so rest assured that it will cope with all that Mother Nature might throw at it.

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Plant
Known dangers?
  • no
Height [m]
  • 0.3
Spread [m]
  • 0.4
Dominant flower colour
  • Brown
Flower Fragrance
  • No, neutral please
Flowering seasons
  • Late spring
Foliage in spring
  • Variegated
Foliage in summer
  • Variegated
Foliage in Autumn
  • Variegated
Propagation methods
  • seed
  • division
Growth habit
  • Clump-forming
  • Spreading
Environment
Acidity
  • Acidic
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline
Hardiness zone
  • Z6-9
Heat zone
  • H9-6
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -23 - -1
Heat days
  • 45 - 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
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
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Carex siderosticha is a member of the Sedge family of ornamental grasses. This species is slow growing, and tends to be used in areas of the garden where you want to add texture and ground cover. Another advantage is that it will also thrive in boggy conditions, so is well suited to be being planted near water. It can also be grown in containers if you choose, and is a very low maintenance plant that’s easy to grow successfully. This is a tough little plant, well suited to growth in the UK with our varying weather, so rest assured that it will cope with all that Mother Nature might throw at it.