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Carex pendula

Drooping Sedge

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Carex pendula (Drooping Sedge)

This hardy sedge is slow to establish. However, with a constant supply of moisture, Drooping Sedge will develop into an imposing, dark green plant with dramatic 4 - 5" long brown flowers. The drooping refers to the blossoms rather than the foliage. Elegant and architectural, looking superb in or by water.

Additional Information:


Height
40-50 Inches

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Spread
60-70 Inches

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Bloom/Seasonal Color
Brown


USDA Hardiness Zone 5-9

Home Owner Growing and Maintenance Tips:
Prune hard in spring.

Good Companions
Goat's Beard (Aruncus dioicus), Buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis)

Characteristics & Attributes

Hydrologic Designation

FACW

Root

Fibrous

Season of Interest

Late (July-frost)

Special Features

Evergreen

Sun Exposure

Full Sun
Medium Sun/Average Shade

USFS MO Ecological Map

Wildlife Benefit

Cover