As sedges go, this one is quite coarse. It was rather uninspiring for the first few years of its life, and still is not a stunner - but now at least the foliage is dense enough to make a statement (it was very sparse in its earlier years). The flowers/seedheads might merit the designation "interesting". In all, a plant I'll keep around, but probably not in the high-rent area in the middle of our side garden, where it lives now.
||2', flower stalks to 4'
||provide cold treatment, then germinate at room temperature
detailed seed-starting info below
We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.
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|Debby||Nov 06, 2010||Rob, I've just discovered your marvellous site. Came looking for info on cardiocrinum; my lone plant flowered and produced seed pods that are about to open and expel their contents... Anywho, regarding carex pendula, I recall seeing ducklings reaching up to gather the seeds from plants near a pond at a local botanical garden--a tender scene. I have some growing in a tall container, hoping that eventually they will look like a fountain and birds (other than ducks) will benefit from the seeds.|
|tim||Jun 05, 2013||pendula is incredibly flood tolerant, i had it standing in noting but a bucket of water in the shade for a couple of years and it thrived. in nature it occurs in wet places.
its not a show stopper but a larger plant in a solitary pot does look quite good.|
- Seed from '03 trade. Baggy 70F (4w)-35F (5w)-70F (20%G, 10d)
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