A bright and dramatic plant that’s named for its resemblance to the handheld firework.
Strong green stems grow outwards from the core in all directions, at their tips, brightly patterned leaves ‘explode’ into a star shapes. The green pigment and white edges of the Sparkler Sedge’s leaves really do bring some excitement to a flowerbed, as they ‘pop’ against the dark colour of the soil. Like other members of the Carex family, it produces feathery brown flowers in late summer.
Ornamental Grasses are chosen for their decorative qualities and whether used indoors or outdoors, they can bring a striking diversity to your garden. From round shrubs to tall walls of quivering spikes, ornamental grasses bring new shapes and textures that will contrast against the twisted roots of trees and the blooms of traditional plants and flowers. They are also becoming increasingly popular due to their hardiness against the British weather and their ability to hold their colour through autumn and winter.
Latin Name: Carex Phyllocephala Sparkler
English Name: Sparkler Sedge
Foliage Type: Evergreen.
Foliage: Green and White.
Flowering Period: Late Summer.
Suggested Location: Outdoor.
Suggested Soil Type: Moist and Well-Drained. Loam. Chalk. Sand. Clay.
Suggested Exposure to Sunlight: Full Sunlight or Partial Shade.
Suggested Exposure to Weather: Sheltered.
Hardiness Rating: Medium (H4)
Lowest Temperature Tolerance: -10 °C to -5 °C (14 °F to 23 °F)
Suggested Uses: Borders. Containers. Rock Gardens. Courtyard and Urban styles.
Maintenance: Remove dead leaves and flowers in spring. Protect the against aphids.
Growth Habit: Bushy/Tufted.
Growth Speed: Slow (10cm to 20cm per year)
Starting Height: 20cm to 30cm (0.7 ft to 1.0 ft)
Final Height: 80cm (2.6 ft)
Starting Sideways Spread: 15cm to 30cm (0.5 ft to 1.0 ft)
Final Sideways Spread: 100cm (3.3 ft)
Pot Included: 3 Litre Plastic Pot to 10 Litre Plastic Pot
Height including Pot: 35cm to 53cm (1.2 ft to 1.7 ft)
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