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Fox Red Curly Sedge

Carex buchananii

Pronunciation: KAH-reks bu-kan-AN-ee-eye
SKU #02258

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Description Striking clumps of reddish 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.
Light Full sun, Partial sun
Watering Keep soil consistently moist.
Blooms Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.
Mature Size Slowly forms clumps 2 to 3 ft. tall and wide.
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care
Growth Rate Slow
Growth Habit Clumping
Landscape Use Border, Container, Ground Cover
Design Ideas This 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.
Flower Color Brown
Foliage Color Bronze
Companion Plants Clethra (Clethra); Forsythia (Forsythia); Fothergilla (Fothergilla); Iris (Iris); Cardinal Flower (Lobelia)
Care Easy to grow in enriched, moist, well-drained soils. Tolerates full sun and brief drought in coastal areas; shelter from harsh afternoon sun and maintain evenly moist soil in hot summer regions. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Remove old, faded foliage for a tidy appearance.
Lore 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.

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