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12 years ago

Here's a photo of a recently planted meadow using Carex pansa at 4 inch on center spacing. This is a second attempt to get it established, as it didn't do well with wet saturated soils and no sun in winter. It does however do very well with sandy soils and full sun, and will accommodate regular light foot traffic well. I've used this in a couple of applications now, and it generally takes 6 to 9 months to completely fill in. It can easily be kept at 4 inches in height with just once every 3 months mowing. On the other hand, it is not nearly as hardy/resistant to poor conditions as Carex divulsa, but Berkeley Sedge requires more frequent mowing to keep it at 4 inches in height. C. divulsa will easily get 18 inches in bloom if not mown in summer...

Here is a link that might be useful: Recently planted out Carex pansa meadow

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