Fox Red Curly Sedge
Fox Red Curly Sedge
Carex buchananiiItem #2258 USDA Hardiness Zone: 5 - 9
Striking clumps of red-bronze foliage that fades to flax at the tips, giving off a warm glow when back-lit by the sun. This versatile sedge thrives in damp areas around ponds and water gardens yet can tolerate dry spells, when established. A great choice for a dramatic foliage effect in borders and containers. Evergreen.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.Average Landscape Size:Slowly reaches 2 to 3 ft. tall and wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:KAR-eks bu-kan-AN-eyePlant type:Ornamental GrassDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenSunset climate zones:1 - 9, 14 - 24, 28 - 45Growth rate:SlowAverage landscape size:Slowly reaches 2 to 3 ft. tall and wide.Foliage color:BronzeBlooms:InconspicuousFlower color:BrownDesign 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 stream beds 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 PlantsClethra (Clethra); Forsythia (Forsythia); Fothergilla (Fothergilla); Iris (Iris); Cardinal Flower (Lobelia)
- CareCare InformationEasy to grow in enriched, moist, well-drained soils. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Prefers consistent moisture, but tolerates brief drought, when established. Old foliage may be trimmed for a neat appearance; prune by no more than a third.Pruning time: late winter or early spring. may be divided every 3-4 years, in spring.Light Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
- History & LoreHistory: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.