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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
pendulous sedge great pendulous sedge
Carex can be deciduous or evergreen, rhizomatous or tufted perennials, with triangular stems bearing linear or strap-shaped leaves and short or long spikes of tiny green or brown flowers
C. pendula is a vigorous rhizomatous perennial forming large clumps of dark green, linear, pleated leaves, with tall stems bearing several slender, drooping flower spikes
Eur. to Afghan., Macaronesia
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing or East-facing
Exposure Sheltered or Exposed
pHNeutral, Acid, Alkaline
Time to ultimate height
Grow in fertile, moist or wet soil in sun or partial shade
Propagate by seed sown in autumn, or by division from mid-spring to early summer
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Wildflower meadow Wildlife Gardens
Pruning Cut back after flowering
Pests Aphids sometimes attack stem bases
Generally disease free
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