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AngieRAngieR Posts: 347

I am planning ahead for some pond side/nearby border spring planting and would like to include some Carex testacea (seen in attached image behind Geum) into my scheme.


The colouring/habit/height is exactly what I am looking for. However, doing some research on propagating my existing plant I am reading that it will not tolerate too much wet.  It currently grows in a more elevated position so no issue at present. 

Can anyone suggest an alternative that may cope pondside/nearby and be hardy here in Scotland.  Evergreen for winter structure is also a must. Thanks in advance.


  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,159

    nice colour combo with the carex and the geum

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • AngieRAngieR Posts: 347

    Thank you Verdun.  That's exactly the suggestion I was hoping for image 

    More chance than choice nutcutlet, as is often the case in my garden!  That particular Geum is one of my favourites. 

  • AngieRAngieR Posts: 347

    Blues?  Verdun you are a mind reader!  I've been trawling the net for a nice blue hardy geranium. Anchusas are not something I am familiar with.  Will look those up. 

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