Slender-tufted sedge (Carex acuta)
Slender-tufted sedge (Carex acuta) is a bog plant that can grow 50cm – 1.5m tall and 50cm – 1.5m wide. In this growing guide we’ll learn the cultivation details and how to plant Slender-tufted sedge (Carex acuta).
This plant has several common names including: slender-tufted sedge or slender-spiked sedge.
This is a semi-evergreen plant that takes 2-5 years to reach full maturity.
In this article
Common name: slender-tufted sedge, slender-spiked sedge
Scientific name: Carex acuta
Plant type: Bogs, Grasses, Perennials
Habit: Columnar / Upright
Height: 50cm – 1.5m
Spread: 50cm – 1.5m
Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial shade
Soil: Chalk, Clay, Loam
Moisture: Moist but well drained, Poorly drained
Garden type: Wildlife Gardens
Whether small or large, formal or informal, every garden has space for an aquatic element. The sound and reflective qualities of water have long been used to add interest to gardens.
A pond, fountain or even a smaller water container greatly increases the variety of plants you can grow. In addition, they also encourage a wide variety of wildlife, including insects, frogs, toads and birds.
Together with plants, these elements offer a diversity of interests.
How to plant
In this section we will learn how to plant Slender-tufted sedge (Carex acuta), know its needs in terms of soil, watering and sun exposure.
Slender-tufted sedge (Carex acuta) is not a demanding plant regarding the type of soil and can grow in chalk, clay or loam.
The chalky soil is pale and contains chunks of calcium-rich rock. It is a fertile and well-draining soil, almost always alkaline.
Clay soil is composed of more than 25 percent clay particles. These particles have a high moisture holding capacity and the soil is heavy to dig and can be waterlogged in winter (dry in summer).
The loam soil is dark, rich in organic matter but balanced in minerals. It offers the best of all worlds, retaining enough water for the plants, but allowing excess moisture to drain away. This is the most desired type of garden soil, perfect for most plants.
It is not very sensitive to soil acidity or alkalinity and grows well in soils with pH acid, alkaline or neutral.
Regarding drainage, Carex acuta likes to grow in moist but well drained or humid or poorly drained soils.
Slender-tufted sedge (Carex acuta) is a plant that should be grown in full sun or partial shade positions.