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Carex buchananii

Also called Leatherleaf Sedge


Carex buchananii - Red Fox Sedge

Carex buchananii - Red Fox Sedge

More About Carex buchananii

  • Small clump-forming grass with a vertical habit
  • Blade tips weep as the plant ages
  • Very narrow leaves are coppery-brown with silvery-white tips
  • Distinct 'curls' appear in the fall
  • Grass Type: Cool Season

Interesting Notes:

Cool Season Grasses: These grasses do the majority of their growing in early spring and start again when temperatures start to cool in the fall. During the warmer summer months, they stop growing and some will even go dormant. Cool season grasses flower in the spring or early summer. Most cool season grasses grow best in a consistently moist soil.
 

 

Zone:

6

Height:

50-60 cm

Spread:

30-45 cm

Colour:

Brown
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Red Fox Sedge Growing and Maintenance Tips

This sedge likes full sun to filtered shade in a moist, well-drained soil. It will contrast well with other grasses, especially those with blue foliage. Seldom needs dividing.


Carex buchananii Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Rock garden
Rock garden

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Slow

Flowering Time

Lt. Spr-Sum

Habit

Columnar
Clumping
Upright

Foliage Color

Bronze

Landscape uses

Border/edging

 Suitable Substitutions for Carex buchananii

Festuca novae-zelandiae

Festuca novae-zelandiae

New Zealand Fescue

Carex comans 'Bronze'

Carex comans 'Bronze'

New England Hair Sedge