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
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 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:
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.