Carnation Grass Carex Panicea - 9cm Pot x 3
Carex Panicea is a native British marginal and pondside perennial plant which has slender blue/green foliage and leaning stems with brown spikelets during flowering periods. This dwarf grass is suitable for small ponds and water features. Carex Panicea is a semi-evergreen, which means that the foliage of the plant persists and remains green throughout mild winters.
- Foliage Colour: blue/green
- Flower Colour: brown
- Approx. Growth Height: up to 30cm
- Max. spread: 50cm
- Planting Time: spring
- Flowering Time: summer, early autumn
- Uses: zone 1 & 2 of a pond, bog gardens, marshes, ditches, water features
- Exposure: exposed, sheltered
- Habit: clump-forming, spreading
- Origin: native
- Hardiness: hardy
- Rate of Growth: average to fast
- Suitable for small and medium ponds
- Light Requirements: full sun, partial sun
- Moisture: damp ground, shallow water, poorly drained
- Soil requirements: neutral, acidic, alkaline, sand, clay, loam
- Optimum planting depth: up to 24cm above the crown of the plant
- Plant spacing: 30-40cm
- Ideal planting container: minimum 11cm mesh basket per plant
Aquatic and marginal plants should be placed in pond plant baskets filled with aquatic soil (sold separately) and topped with a thin layer of gravel to help prevent the soil from washing away. This plant is suitable for zones 1 & 2 of a pond.
Caring and Maintenance:
This is a very low maintenance plant which a requires well moisturised environment. Propagate by division or grow from seeds. To control growth, stems may be cut after flowering.
Plants from the Ornamental collection grow naturally in shallow waters and at the edges of ponds. Low growing rafting types have charming flowers and attractive foliage, whilst tall emergent plants add structure and should be planted at the far side of the pond or water feature. We have a wonderful variety of ornamental marginal plants available, with their flowering times ranging from as early as February through to October.