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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
variegated creeping broad-leaved 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
'Variegata' is a semi-evergreen or deciduous sedge forming a spreading clump of broadly linear, grass-like leaves which are bright green, edged and striped with creamy-white; small brown flower-spikes open before the new leaves in early spring
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 North-facing or West-facing or East-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
MoistureMoist but well-drained
SoilLoam, Clay, Sand
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Plant in moist-retentive soil with good drainage, in a moist woodland type ituation. Will grow in either sun or part shade
Propagate by seed or by division in spring
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Ground Cover
City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning Tidy in spring by cutting or combing away dead material with gloved hands
Pests Usually pest free
Sometimes affected by rust
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