CAREX NIGRA ‘ON-LINE’

Gardens Illustrated Magazine - - DIG IN -

This small, clump-form­ing sedge has var­ie­gated grey-green leaves with a nar­row golden edge that make it stand out when used be­tween other plants. Its leaves look beau­ti­ful right up un­til win­ter when the gold-coloured hue be­comes more in­tense. Be­tween April and June it blooms with dark-brown spikes. Per­fect for pots, it also a great ground­cover for larger sur­faces, with­out be­ing too in­va­sive. Best of all, this Carex is very re­sis­tant to frost and will grow in wet soil.

Height 30cm. Ori­gin Gar­den ori­gin (species Europe, Asia, Amer­ica). Con­di­tions Moist, hu­mus-rich soil; full sun to part shade. Har­di­ness RHS H7. Sea­son of in­ter­est Sum­mer to win­ter.

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