Carex Panicea (Carnation Grass) – 1L Marginal Pond Plant


Enhance your garden’s natural beauty with Carex Panicea, commonly known as Carnation Grass.

At DH Water Gardens, we offer 1-liter pots of this elegant and versatile sedge.

  • Wildlife Friendly
  • Type: Marginal 
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Foliage Colour: Green  
  • Flowering Season: Summer
  • Planting Depth: 0 – 5 cm
  • Plant Growth Above Water Height: 20 – 50cm
  • Recycled Packaging 
  • Pot Size: 1 Litre
Carex Panicea (Carnation Grass) - 1L Marginal Pond Plant £10.99

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About the Carex Panicea

Enhance your garden’s natural beauty with Carex Panicea, commonly known as Carnation Grass. At DH Water Gardens, we offer 1-liter pots of this elegant and versatile sedge, ideal for adding texture, color, and ecological benefits to your garden spaces.

  • Graceful Appearance: Carex Panicea features slender, arching leaves that range from blue-green to grey-green, providing a soft, flowing texture that complements a variety of garden styles. Its understated beauty makes it a perfect choice for adding subtle elegance to your landscape.
  • Delicate Flowers: In late spring to early summer, this sedge produces delicate, brownish flower spikes that add a touch of whimsy and charm, enhancing its visual appeal.
  • Hardy and Adaptable: This perennial sedge thrives in a wide range of conditions, from full sun to partial shade. It prefers moist, well-drained soil but is highly adaptable, making it suitable for various garden environments, including damp and marshy areas.
  • Low Maintenance: Known for its ease of care, Carex Panicea requires minimal maintenance, making it ideal for gardeners of all experience levels. It is resistant to pests and diseases, ensuring a long-lasting and trouble-free addition to your garden.
  • Ecological Benefits: Carnation Grass supports local wildlife by providing habitat and food for various insects and birds. Its robust root system helps stabilize the soil and prevent erosion, contributing to a healthier and more sustainable garden ecosystem.

Ideal For:

  • Water Gardens and Ponds: Perfect for planting around the edges of water features, where it thrives in moist conditions, adding a natural and graceful touch to aquatic landscapes.
  • Bog Gardens and Wetlands: Ideal for damp, marshy areas, where it can help prevent soil erosion and create a lush, verdant environment.
  • Mixed Borders and Marginal Areas: Adds texture, color, and movement to mixed borders and marginal areas, complementing a wide range of other garden plants.
  • Wildlife Gardens: Enhances the biodiversity of your garden by attracting and supporting local wildlife.

Planting and Care Instructions:

  1. Site Selection: Choose a location with full sun to partial shade. Carex Panicea prefers consistently moist, well-drained soil but can adapt to a variety of conditions.
  2. Planting: Dig a hole twice the size of the pot. Carefully remove the plant from its container, gently loosen the roots, and place it in the hole. Backfill with soil, ensuring the crown is at ground level. Water thoroughly after planting.
  3. Maintenance: Water regularly during the first growing season to establish a strong root system. Mulch around the base to retain moisture. Trim dead or damaged foliage in early spring to encourage new growth and maintain a neat appearance.


  • Pot Size: 1 Liter
  • Height: 30-60 cm (12-24 inches) at maturity
  • Spread: 30-45 cm (12-18 inches)
  • Hardiness Zones: 5-9

Additional information


4.5cm bulb box (3), 4.5cm bulb box (6)


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