• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Partial Sun
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Best with regular watering - weekly or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Average Landscape Size
    Moderate growing 2 to 3 ft. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Key Feature
    Deer Resistant
    Blooms:
    Flowering Time
    Inconspicuous
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:KAR-eks bu-kan-AN-eye
    Plant type:Ornamental Grass
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Sunset climate zones:1 - 9, 14 - 24, 28 - 45
    Growth rate:Slow
    Average landscape size:Moderate growing 2 to 3 ft. tall and wide.
    Foliage color:Bronze
    Blooms:Inconspicuous
    Flower color:Brown
    Design IdeasThis Sedge is more grass-like than many of its kind. Its natural habitat is low-lying wetlands, usually in association with streams or ponds, but will do very well in a wet meadow. A good choice in poorly drained pockets of dry streambeds or beside large landscape boulders. A good solution for over-splash from rock waterfalls. A beautiful plant for edges of water gardens and tidy enough to work well around the base of a fountain. Great for brightening up that difficult low point in the landscape.
    Companion PlantsPlant with the blue-gray and black-purple foliage of Hosta and Heuchera as well as other moisture loving perennials like Astilbe and Heath. Water loving plants such as Cannas, Rodgersia and Iris complement Fox Red Curly Sedge around a pool or pond.
  • Care
    Care Information
    Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Thrives in wet or consistently moist soils. For a neat appearance, remove old foliage before new leaves emerge.Pruning time: late winter or early spring.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Partial Sun
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Best with regular watering - weekly or more often in extreme heat.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    Carex is a genus of plants commonly known as true sedges. There are thousands of species of Carex distributed all over the world. The species Carex buchananii however is native to Zealand. The study of Carex is known as carigology, stemming from the Latin word caricologia.