Carex pendula

Pendulous sedge

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Key information

Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour



Flowers, Attractive to wildlife



Skill level


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Plant details

This is an easily grown, large but very graceful plant well suited for damp and shady areas where little else will grow. In addition to striking clumps of tall grassy foliage, it produces drooping, cat's tail-like, russet-coloured spikes of flowers up to 6in (15cm) long in summer.

Family: Cyperaceae

Genus: Carex

Species: pendula

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Brown

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers, Attractive to wildlife

Sun exposure: Partial shade, Shade

Soil: Clay/heavy, Moist, Boggy

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 140cm

Spread: 150cm

Time to divide plants: March to April

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