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Carex testacea - Orange New Zealand Sedge

More About Carex testacea

  • Small, semi-evergreen, clump forming grass with a cascading appearance
  • Very narrow, bronze-green leaves age to a pronounced orange colour for the winter
  • Insignificant brown flowers
  • Bloom Time: Summer
  • Grass Type: Cool Season

Interesting Notes:

Cool Season Grasses: These grasses do the majority of their growing in early spring and continue 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:

50-60 cm

Colour:

Brown
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Orange New Zealand Sedge Growing and Maintenance Tips

Seeds should be left on the plant to reseed since this sedge is somewhat short-lived. Best grown in a moist soil, and will tolerate shade. Orange colour will be best in full sun.


Carex testacea Characteristics

Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Evergreen
Evergreen
Ground cover
Ground cover
Rock garden
Rock garden

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Fall Color

Flowering Time

Lt. Spr-Sum

Habit

Clumping
Weeping
Mounding

Foliage Color

Orange

Landscape uses

Border/edging
Foundation planting