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Carex

Many are valuable evergreen foliage plants, others subtle flowering types. Contrary to popular myth there are Carex for all soil types, from shallow water to pure sand!

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Carex 'Everest'

Carex 'Everest'£3.50

A new variegated form with bright creamy white stripes and creamy green flowers to 15cm in early spring. Neat clumps for shade or part shade.


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Carex 'Silver Sceptre'

Carex 'Silver Sceptre'£3.00

Low growing semi-evergreen clumps of creamy-white variegated foliage to 15cm. Average soil in sun or shade, slowly spreading clumps but well behaved.


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Carex conica 'Kiku-sakura'

Carex conica 'Kiku-sakura'£4.00

A neat, evergreen, ornamental sedge with white variegated foliage and flowers in early spring to 15cm. Ideal for good soil in shade.


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Carex cuprina

Carex cuprina£3.00

I'm not convinced about the name but this evergreen sedge makes clumps of rich green leaves to 20cm and produces masses of brownish-yellow flowers in early summer up to 80cm. Shade, ordinary soil.


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Carex divulsa ssp. leersii

Carex divulsa ssp. leersii£3.00

Clumps of long, fine bright green foliage and delicate summer flowers to 20cm. Ordinary soil in sun or shade. British native so very hardy.


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Carex glauca

Carex glauca£4.00

Broad blue-grey leaves are nearly evergreen in average to moist soil in light shade. Insignificant flowers in spring to 30cm. Confusion over the correct name but it is a lovely plant!


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Carex lurida 'Silver'

Carex lurida 'Silver'£4.00

Evergreen clumps of fresh silvery green foliage produce stems to 60cm with several spikes of drooping flowers/seeds. Ordinary to moist soil in sun or shade.


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Carex morrowii 'Fisher's Form'

Carex morrowii 'Fisher's Form'£4.00

Evergreen rosettes of stiff leaves with creamy yellow margins. Excellent edging plant for shady borders or mass planted for groundcover under shrubs/trees. Small creamy flowers in spring. Average soil in shade. 20cm.


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Carex morrowii 'Gilt'

Carex morrowii 'Gilt'£4.00

Yellowish cream edged foliage on this excellent groundcover for shade or part shade. 30cm. Average to drained soil.


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Carex morrowii 'Ice Dance'

Carex morrowii 'Ice Dance'£3.00

Creamy margined foliage with a spreading habit. Excellent groundcover for part shade and worth growing in containers in the shade. 30cm.


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Carex morrowii 'Variegata'

Carex morrowii 'Variegata'£3.00

Green leaves are narrowly edged greyish white, 30cm.


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Carex muskingumensis 'Little Midge'

Carex muskingumensis 'Little Midge'£4.00

A very dwarf form of the North American Palm Sedge. Stems with whorls of tiny leaves are topped with golden brown flowers in summer. Best in good soil in shade or part shade. 20cm.


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Carex muskingumensis 'Oehme'

Carex muskingumensis 'Oehme'£3.50

A hardy sedge with a tropical look. Golden yellow margins to the rich green palm-like foliage on stems to 40cm. Chestnut brown flowers are produced in summer on the tops of the stems.


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Carex nigra 'On-Line'

Carex nigra 'On-Line'£3.00

A variable creamy yellow variegation lifts the grey-green foliage on this form of the native Black Sedge. Creeping tufts to 30cm high, but it never seems to make too much of itself. Good to moist sioil in sun or light shade.


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Carex normalis£3.50

A rare North American species related to C muskingumensis producing clumps of upright stems with bright green leaves arranged like a palm. Flower spikes are clusters of rounded spikelets up to 50cm although it grows much taller in its native habitat. Moist soil in sun.


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Carex obnupta

Carex obnupta£4.00

Loose clumps of evergreen, arching, deep green foliage. Upright stems arch at the tops bearing showy blackish flowers in early summer. Good soil in sun. 1m.


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Carex panicea£3.00

Carnation Sedge. Evergreen glaucous leaves on a shortly creeping plant make an attractive alternative for good to damp soil in sun. Black and pale yellow flowers to 20cm.


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Carex pendula 'Cool Jazz'

Carex pendula 'Cool Jazz'£4.50

A recent introduction this form has green leaves with cream, silver and pale yellow stripes. Not spectacular but a good subtle variegation. Usual flowers on stems to 1.5m. Shade.


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Carex remota

Carex remota£3.50

Neat clumps of very fine bright green leaves on this evergreen native sedge. Delicate pale green flowers in spring/summer. Best in good soil in shade. 20cm.


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Carex texensis

Carex texensis£3.50

Bright green mat forming sedge. Produces masses of equally bright green, dainty, flowers on delicate stems to 25cm in spring. A good edger for shady borders. Average soil.


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