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CAREX RIPARIA (Greater Pond Sedge)

  • Product Details
  • Delivery Information
  • Customer Reviews

Available to buy today

  • Buy in a 1 litre basket (11cm/4" high)
  • British Native Greater Pond Sedge (Carex riparia)
  • Strong growing sedge with grey foliage and black seedheads, opening to brown seeds in summer
  • Height 1.2m (4ft)
  • Plant in wet mud in a stream edge/bog garden or with up to 15cm (6") of water over the top of the basket in a sunny or shaded pond. Suitable for shelf 0 or shelf 1

Cut down the stems of Carex riparia in Autumn to avoid foliage falling into the pond but allow tufts of leaf to remain and stand above water level as this is a good plant for wildlife habitat colonization

Read how to care for your pond plants in Tips and Advice

<p>British Native plants</p> <p>Sunny position</p> <p>Partially shaded position</p> <p>Shaded position</p> <p>Suitable for shelf depth13-15cm (5-6”) or waterlogged mud</p><p>Suitable for shelf depth 14-22cm (approx 6-9”) </p>

Important delivery information

Plant orders are dispatched to UK destinations only and leave the Nursery on a Monday - Thursday inclusive to avoid the weekend. Your order will be picked in the Nursery and the ready potted plant in its basket or bareroot oxygenator (as specified in the description) will be wrapped that day in damp newspaper and a plastic bag to keep it fresh during transit. Plants will normally be dispatched within a week of our receipt of your order.

All items are then boxed for collection by the courier APC Parcelrite or UKMail that afternoon for expected delivery within 24 hours after despatch (Highlands and Islands excepted)

Please unwrap all plants from their packaging as soon as possible and place in the situations specified on the plant ticket.

Order ValueDelivery Cost
£1.00 - £29.99 £6.00
£30.00 - £99.99 £12.00
£100.00 - £199.99 £24.00
£200+ £36.00

An additional surcharge will be added 
at checkout if your delivery address
is North of Perth (+£10) or an Island 
(+£10 = PO & TR)
(+£25 = Scottish Islands, IM & BT) or 
(+£50 = JE & GY).

Reviews from other Waterside customers

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Anne-Marie O'Connor

April 2018

I love this nursery. Our second shipment arrived, and the ragged robin began to bloom as soon as it was in the ground. Our marsh marigold is spectacular, so we ordered two more, and another iris so we can try in our bog garden; and watercress, as frogs and newts love the shallows above Waterside leafy plants, like myosotis and water mint. Fantastic plants and advice on our pond! Thank you!

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September 2017

Excellent service, prompt delivery, good communication and super condition plants!

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