Pendulous Sedge

9cm Pot, Seed Packet, Seeds (per gram), Superplugs, Wildflower Plugs

Carex pendula Drooping pale brown flowers up to 14 cm long.

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Latin Name: Carex pendula

Common Name(s): Pendulous Sedge

Plant Type: Perennial

Habitat: Marshland - Zone B, Moist Soil/Terrestrial Plant - Zone A, Pond Margin - Zone C


Brown, Green



Flowering Time:

May - June

SKU: NS-MAIN-2996 Categories: ,


Pendulous sedge, also known as hanging, drooping, or weeping sedge, is scientifically classified as Carex pendula within the Cyperaceae family. Native to Europe, North Africa, and western Asia, this perennial plant can grow up to 1.5 meters tall, forming dense clumps of tough, dark green foliage with tall, strap-like leaves.

Its graceful flowering stems, adorned with drooping yellow catkin-like flowers, bloom from late spring to early summer. Thriving in wet woodlands soil types and near bodies of water, pendulous sedge also adapts well to heavy clay soils and loamy soils, making it a versatile garden plant. Its robust rhizomatous root system allows it to spread vigorously, and its seeds are dispersed by wind and water.

This marginal pond plant is valued in landscape design for its ornamental appeal and resilience in tough conditions. Additionally, it provides habitat and cover for small animals and insects, with its seeds serving as a food source for birds.

However, due to its aggressive growth, it can be considered invasive in some regions, necessitating regular maintenance to control its spread. The broad, arching leaves, which can grow up to 90 cm long, and the long flower spikes, up to 50 cm, contribute to its dramatic and attractive appearance.

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