The largest of the common sedges, making an enormous pampas grass-sized clump of broad almost lily-like leaves, beneath stout arching stems, which hold long drooping spikes of russet coloured flowers.
Sow at any time, in a well-lit position, into a good, soil-based compost. Cover seeds thinly and keep moist at around 15 degrees C or 60 degrees F. Some New Zealand species can be very slow indeed and may need cooler temperatures before they will come up. Grass seedlings should be potted on and grown on singly, or in clumps for more rapid establishment of a large specimen.
Common name:Drooping Sedge, Pendulous Sedge, Weeping Sedge