Orange New Zealand Sedge
Filtered sun, Full sun, Partial shade, Partial sun
Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
|Botanical Pronunciation||KAH-reks test-uh-SEE-uh|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing; forms clump 18 to 24 in. tall and wide.|
|Bloom Time||Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.|
|Design Ideas||A 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.|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Erosion Control, Green Roof, Mass Planting, Very Wet Areas, Water Garden, Woodland Garden, Edging, Ground Cover|
|Light Needs||Filtered sun, Full sun, Partial shade, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Clump Forming, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Fall Color, Naturalizes Well, Tolerates Wet Soils, Year-round Interest|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.|
|Key Feature||Dramatic Foliage Color|
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.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 6 - 10