Also called Weeping Sedge
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
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.
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
Soil MoistureMoist to Average
Average to Dry Soils
Flowering TimeLt. Spr-Sum