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Carex appressa (Tall sedge, Carex)

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Helpful articles

Microclimates in your garden. Did you know your whole garden may be a microclimate that allows you to grow plants that would not thrive on the other side of the street? Read this article to learn more.

Angus's Top Gum Trees for Gardens. Angus Stewart's list of the best gum trees (Eucalyptus, Corymbia and Angophora) for Australian gardens.

Garden Themes. This article describes various garden themes that should work well within Australia.

Dealing with possums in the garden.

Plant description

carex appressa tall sedge(1)

carex appressa

Carex appressa, commonly known as 'Tall Sedge', is an evergreen perennial clumping plant. It has lime green upright foliage. It is a great foliage contrast with grasses and strappy leafed plants. Carex is a very hardy and useful plant for both wet and dry aspects in the garden. Carex is ideal for rain and bog gardens.

Use Carex carefully as the foliage may irritate sensitive skin, so best kept away from pathways and where children play.

Further reading: Top ten native plants and Best natives for pots and small gardens (articles written by native plant expert and horticulturalist Angus Stewart).

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: brown
Flowering season: spring winter

Plant size

Maximum height: 1 metres
Minimum height: 0.8 metres

Maximum width: 0.8 metres
Minimum width: not specified

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Yes. Attracts: Frogs, insects, lizards.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate, subtropical, tropical.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: wet, moist, well-drained.

Clay: wet, moist.

Sand: wet, moist.

Soil pH: 5.5-7.5

Miscellaneous information

Native to: Australia.

Planting season: Any.

Types of fertiliser: not specified.

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