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Woolly Sedge

Scientific name

Carex pellita


Woolly sedge, also referred to as Broad-leaved Sedge, is a perennial grass-like plant that grows up to 1 m tall. Leaves of Woolly sedge are light to medium green in colour, alternate, and 2-5 mm wide. Woolly sedge has 2-5 flower clusters arranged in erect spikes. Fruiting season for Woolly Sedge is between may and July. Woolly Sedge spreads through its rhizomatous root system, often forming dense colonies in marshes, fens, wet meadows, and on river banks and lake shorelines.

Planting conditions

Woolly Sedge prefers to grow in moist to wet conditions in full or partial sun. It thrives in sandy soil with a neutral to alkaline ph, but will also tolerate loam and clay type soils.


  • Plant height:
    • Max 1.5m
    • Max 2m
    • Max 3m
    • Any
  • Moisture level:
    • Moist
    • Wet
    • Flood Tolerant
  • Light conditions:
    • Full sun
    • Partial sun
  • Soil type:
    • Sandy
    • Loamy
    • Clay
  • pH:
    • Basic
    • Normal
  • Depth:
    • Potted
  • Height:
    • 1 m
  • Spread:
    • 1 m