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Carex ‘Milk Chocolate’ (‘Milchoc’ PBR)


July - August
60cm x 40cm
Partial Shade, Sun
Easy Care
Fully Hardy
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Carex ‘Milk Chocolate’ is a delightful addition to our range, chosen for its evergreen charm and distinctive foliage colour. The unique chocolate-toned leaves bring a touch of sophistication to your garden. Versatile and adaptable, it effortlessly pairs with various perennials, adding both interest and texture. Whether planted in mixed containers or beds, this perennial stands out, creating a visually appealing landscape. We love to see it edging garden borders too!

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Carex 'Milk Chocolate' is a delightful addition to our plant range, carefully chosen for its evergreen charm and the distinct colour of its foliage. This perennial, forms dense tufts and clumps, presents cascading, warm, chocolate-brown leaves that remain vibrant throughout the year. The unique hue not only adds elevation into your garden design but also ensures an eye-catching focal point in any garden setting. Our selection of 'Milk Chocolate' is fuelled by its versatility and adaptability. This evergreen grass effortlessly compliments various perennials, enhancing both interest and texture in garden compositions. Whether planted in mixed containers or beds, Carex 'Milk Chocolate' stands out, contributing to a visually appealing and harmonious garden space. Its interesting foliage colour is especially effective when used to edge garden borders, providing a striking contrast and defining the garden's contours. The year-round beauty of 'Milk Chocolate,' coupled with its ability to pair seamlessly with many other plants, makes it a standout choice for both experienced and novice gardeners.

Planting Conditions

Creating a unique display with Carex 'Milk Chocolate' begins with a little mindful planting. We advise choosing a location that receives partial to full shade, offering protection from intense sunlight. Optimal planting time is during the cool seasons of Spring or Autumn, but avoiding planting in frosts. Ensure well-drained soil, enriched with organic matter for this ornamental grass to thrive. 'Milk Chocolate' adds a touch of interest with its distinctive foliage. With these planting considerations, you can establish a resilient and appealing plant in your garden.

Watering & Feeding

Nurturing the captivating Carex 'Milk Chocolate' involves a balanced approach to watering and feeding. Keep the soil consistently moist, particularly during dry spells, to support optimal growth. While this ornamental grass is relatively low-maintenance, occasional feeding with a balanced fertiliser in early Spring enhances its overall health and vibrancy. By embracing this thoughtful watering and feeding routine, you ensure that your 'Milk Chocolate' Carex continues to provide your garden with its unique, chocolate-toned foliage, adding a touch of interest and texture to your outdoor space.

General Care

Caring for Carex 'Milk Chocolate' is a straightforward endeavour. Keep the plant's surroundings tidy by removing any dead or yellowing leaves, promoting its health and vigour. This resilient grass is generally disease and pest-resistant, minimising the need for extensive intervention. If needed, a light trim after the growing season will refresh its appearance. Embracing a simple care routine ensures your 'Milk Chocolate' Carex remains a hassle-free and visually striking addition to your garden.