Carex riparia 'Variegata' - Variegated
Greater Pond Sedge
Does not mind being deeply planted in a pond - up to 18"
below the surface of the water. It is well-suited to use
in a rain garden. Under these ideal growing conditions it
will likely spread, unless contained in a pot.
Description: cool season; can be a fast spreader
Foliage is green with white stripes to white with green stripes; blades;
60 cm (24")
Flowers are showy - red-brown to jet black; May-June; 100
Ideal conditions: full sun; moist to wet soil; should
be in a pot or container if grown in a garden; will also grown in a
pond, where it should also be grown in a container or left to naturalize
Coldest zone: 4
(find your zone; further info on plant hardiness)
Season of interest: May to winter
Partner with: Phragmites australis 'Variegata', Salix
'Aquatica Gigantea Korso'
Suggested uses: naturalizing, erosion control, artificial
Drought tolerance rating: 4 (water to root depth when
soil starts to dry) further info
Recommended spacing between plants: 50-90 cm (20-36")
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Pronunciation: Carex (KAIR-ex) riparia (rye-PAIR-ee-ah)
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