Habitat: cool, damp places
Flowering: grown for its foliage
Height: 20 cm
Width: 15 cm
Soil: with plenty of humus
Carex is a genus of sedges, which indicates that they form tight clumps of grass-like leaves. Many of the cultivated kinds have bronze or variegated foliage, and if clumps are split and replanted they soon make useful ground cover, giving structure and subtle colour throughout the year.
Carex comans 'Frosted Curls' is an amazing sedge, which draws attention to itself both by its twisted, curling leaves, and by their pale silvery green colour. Some people like these things, some don't. Does it have two vices, or two virtues?
2 litre pot £7.00
|Carex chathamica is a species that, as its name suggests, comes from of Chatham Island, New Zealand. It is a striking grass as its blades are silver underneath and blue-green on top. Brown seed heads are held aloft on strong stems. Excellent as a feature plant.|
|Carex comans bronze-leaved is a good ground-cover plant providing a different colour option with its lovely bronze foliage and compact, dwarf habit.|
|Carex conica 'Snowline' is a silver variegated form of the Japanese sedge, with clumps of slender leaves arching outwards. A plant with a good shape, to lighten a shady area.|
|Carex dolichostachya 'Kaga-nishiki' is a lovely, golden, evergreen sedge; great colour interest for a pond edge perhaps.|
|Carex 'Ice Dance' has variegated foliage, bright green along the central stripe of each leaf, and edged with creamy gold.|
|Carex siderosticha 'Variegata' is a deciduous form with pale green leaves which are narrowly striped with white.|