Sedge

Carex look a bit like grasses but are not. They’re easy to grow, even in pot.
Common name : Sedge
Scientific name : Carex spp.
Family : Cyperaceae
Category : Perennials
Type of plant : Perennial
Minimal water
Minimal water
Rough 'n tough
Rough 'n tough
Large pot
Large pot
Full description for Carex spp. not yet available.

Sowing & planting

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Flowering

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Caracteristics

Exposition
Water needs
Granulométrie plants.granulometry_2
Frost-resistance High
Zone USDA 6b
Height 10 - 150
pH 7

Identify my sedge

Sedges or Carex are a genus of plants of the family Cyperaceae. They grow in humid areas - heaths, forest ponds - in cold to temperate regions. They have cutting leaves, with stems often of triangular section. The flowers are ears; sometimes male and female ears are present on the same plant. Sedges count with rushes and molinies among the few plants whose root system is well adapted to asphyxiated soils, packed or waterlogged, even acidic. There's really not much to do with the sedge - it's a restful plant!

Plant my sedge

Plant where? It depends! Some species of sedges can only be planted in very wet areas, near water points or even semi-submerged, and these then support cold temperatures down to -15 ° C. Other species will live with cool ordinary soils and can withstand temporary droughts. Beware, sedges originating from New Zealand are freezing below -7 ° C. Outside the marshy areas, sedges can be used in beds associated with perennials but also in pots, on terraces and balconies. Plant in the fall, except for less hardy species that you will plant in the spring, protecting them the next winter with a forcing veil or straw. Avoid soils that are too sandy!

Water my sedge

Some sedges, planted in dry areas, may require watering which remains very moderate. To monitor !

Prune my sedge

Remove the faded flowers at the end of the winter - with gloves! Be careful.

Take care of my sedge

No maintenance! Especially no fertilizer, sedges like asphyxiated soil or waterlogged! No pruning either, except occasionally you should clean the dry leaves ... a perfect plant for the slacker!

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