Fox Red Curly Sedge
Fox Red Curly Sedge
Carex buchananiiItem #2258 USDA Hardiness Zone: 5 - 9
Striking clumps of red-bronze foliage fades to flax at the tips, giving off a warm glow when back-lit by the sun. This versatile Sedge thrives in wet areas around ponds and water gardens, yet is tolerant of dry conditions when established. A great choice for foliage effect in borders and containers. Perennial.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Best with regular watering - especially in extreme heat. Requires less water once established.Average Landscape Size:Moderate growing 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:Moderate growing 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 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 PlantsClethra (Clethra); Sweetspire (Itea); Fothergilla (Fothergilla); Iris (Iris); Cardinal Flower (Lobelia)
- CareCare InformationFollow 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:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Best with regular watering - especially in extreme heat. Requires less water once established.
- 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.