Cyperus sedge Carex pseudocyperus - 3x 9cm Pots
Carex pseudocyperus, also known as Cyperus sedge and Hop sedge, is a clump-forming, deciduous perennial with broad, lance-shaped, bright green leaves. In spring it bears drooping yellow-green flower spikes which later become brown catkins. It is slow-spreading, and will mature over a period of 2-5 years, reaching a spread of 60cm. It thrives in moist, boggy soil, and is an ideal waterside plant.
- Flower Colour: yellow-green
- Foliage Colour: bright green
- Approx. Growth Height: up to 90cm
- Flowering Time: spring
- Uses: gardens, borders, bog gardens, pond margins
- Tolerance: frost tolerant
- Growing Habit: clump-forming
- Exposure: exposed, sheltered
- Hardiness: hardy
- Rate of Growth: will reach max height in 2-5 years
- Light Requirements: full sun, partial shade
- Soil Requirements: clay, loamy, sandy, acid, alkaline, neutral
- Moisture: moist, poorly drained
Caring and Maintenance
Carex pseudocyperus is a low maintenance, slow-spreading plant. Keep in a sunny position, in moist, boggy soil, and cut back after flowering in early autumn if neccessary.
Plant container grown plants in fertile, moisture-retentive soil in a sunny position. Divide and replant in spring.
- Plant spreading: up to 60cm
This plant is suitable for zones 1 & 2 of a pond.
Perennials are flowering plants which grow and bloom over the spring and summer and then die back every autumn and winter. They live for more than two years and typically grow structures that allow them to adapt to living from one year to the next through a form of vegetative reproduction rather than seeding. Perennial plants often have deep, extensive root systems which can hold soil to prevent erosion, capture dissolved nitrogen before it can contaminate ground and surface water, and outcompete weeds. They grow very well in conditions that are poor in resources due to their earlier emergence in the spring and their development of larger root systems, enabling them to access water and soil nutrients deeper in the soil.