Orange New Zealand Sedge

Carex testacea

SKU
03416
Finely textured, bronze-green leaves age to electric orange in the cool season. The elegant, arching, mounding form is a beautiful evergreen garden accent, ideal for containers, massing in borders or spilling over rocks. Deer and rabbit resistant.
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Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.

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Botanical PronunciationKAH-reks test-uh-SEE-uh
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; forms clump 18 to 24 in. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeInconspicuous; prized for foliage.
Design IdeasA great filler for perennial borders or as a ground cover. Plant in a shady, moist location with other water loving perennials and shrubs. Attractive addition to low lying wetlands, streambeds, or near ponds and water features. Orange foliage will brighten those low lying, shady areas of your garden or add interest to an Asian inspired design.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower ColorBrown
Foliage ColorBronze
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage, Rustic
Growth HabitMounding
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Erosion Control, Green Roof, Mass Planting, Very Wet Areas, Water Garden, Woodland Garden, Edging, Ground Cover
Light NeedsFiltered sun, Full sun, Partial shade, Partial sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureClump Forming, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Fall Color, Naturalizes Well, Tolerates Wet Soils, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.

Provide well-drained, evenly moist soil. Avoid harsh sun exposures in hot summer areas. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish root system; once established, maintain evenly moist soil. Old, faded foliage may be gently raked to remove. Prune very lightly just before new growth emerges in spring.

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This Plant's Growing Zones: 6 - 10

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