Tufted Sedge

Carex elata | Rating: 0 votes | Print / Pdf

Carex elata loves wet boggy conditions, so it is an ideal choice if you are trying to pretend that 'bog garden' was the look you were going for.

The ornamental grass, Tufted Sedge, can be found in virtually all European countries. This evergreen plant does flower in May to June with very small, green blooms, but is generally grown for foliage only. Carex elata loves wet, boggy conditions, and in the wild can be found next to rivers and lakes or ditches. This makes it a good choice for planting in a bog garden or close to a pond. For best results plant in a full sunlight or partially shaded position.

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Known dangers?
  • no
Height [m]
  • 0.7
Spread [m]
  • 0.45
Dominant flower colour
  • Inconspicuous or absent
Flower Fragrance
  • No, neutral please
Flowering seasons
  • Late spring
  • Early summer
Foliage in spring
  • Yellow
Foliage in summer
  • Yellow
Foliage in Autumn
  • Yellow
Propagation methods
  • seed
  • division
  • Acidic
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline
Hardiness zone
  • #N/A
Heat zone
  • #N/A
  • well-drained but frequently watered
  • poorly-drained
  • boggy
  • water feature
Soil type
  • Clay
  • loams
Sun requirements
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Exposed
  • Sheltered
Standard category
  • Grasses, ferns & bamboo
  • Grasses
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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