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Carex ‘Moonlight’

£12.00 £10.20

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30cm x 30cm
Partial Shade, Sun
Foliage Colour
Fully Hardy
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Carex ‘Moonlight’ is a favourite on our nursery for its elegant, silvery-green foliage that adds a touch of luminosity to shaded areas. This evergreen sedge forms a neat clump, providing year-round interest and texture. It’s perfect for borders, containers, and woodland gardens. We love its low-maintenance nature and its ability to pair beautifully with Ferns, Hostas, and other shade-loving plants.

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Carex 'Moonlight' is an eye-catching ornamental grass that brings texture and subtle brightness to your garden spaces. This variety is celebrated for its slender, arching leaves, which boast a striking silver-green hue. The delicate foliage shimmers in the sunlight, creating a soft, luminous effect that enhances any garden design. Our team loves Carex 'Moonlight' for its adaptability and low-maintenance requirements. It thrives in a variety of light conditions, from full sun to partial shade, and prefers well-drained soil. Reaching a height of about 30-40 cm, this compact grass is ideal for use in borders, mixed perennial beds, and containers, where it adds texture and a gentle glow. Carex 'Moonlight' is particularly effective when paired with other perennials and shrubs, offering a lovely contrast to darker foliage and vibrant flowers. Its arching foliage and subtle colour make it an excellent choice for softening harsh garden edges and creating a cohesive, harmonious look. This versatile and easy-care grass is perfect for gardeners of any experience level and its year-round interest and elegant appearance make Carex 'Moonlight' a beloved choice for enhancing garden designs.

Planting Conditions

Creating a unique display with Carex begins with a little mindful planting. We advise choosing a location that receives sun to partial 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. 'Moonlight' 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 'Moonlight' 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 Carex continues to provide your garden with its unique foliage, adding a touch of interest and texture to your outdoor space.

General Care

Caring for Carex 'Moonlight' is a straightforward endeavour. We recommend keeping 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 Carex remains a hassle-free and visually striking addition to your garden.