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Carex pendula

Also called Weeping Sedge


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More About Carex pendula

  • Upright clump-forming grass with drooping seed heads
  • Green leaves are almost evergreen
  • Small green seed heads appear in late spring, changing to brown in the summer
  • Cylindrical flower spikes are held erect, becoming pendulous with age
  • Bloom Time: Late spring
  • Flower Size: 10 cm
  • Grass Type: Cool season

Interesting Notes:

Cool Season Grasses: These grasses do the majority of their growing in early spring and start again when temperatures start to cool in the fall. During the warmer summer months, they stop growing and some will even go dormant. Cool season grasses flower in the spring or early summer. Most cool season grasses grow best in a consistently moist soil.
 

 

Zone:

5

Height:

80-100 cm

Spread:

60-80 cm

Colour:

Brown
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Drooping Sedge Growing and Maintenance Tips

This sedge thrives in full to partial shade in a moist, well-drained soil, but tolerates full sun and any soil type. Remove seed heads before they open as it can become invasive, spreading by wind-sown seed. 


Carex pendula Characteristics

Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Evergreen
Evergreen
Ground cover
Ground cover

Soil Moisture

Moist to Average
Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils

Growth Rate

Medium
Slow

Flowering Time

Lt. Spr-Sum

Habit

Vase-shape
Upright

Foliage Color

Green