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Orange New Zealand Sedge

Carex testacea

Pronunciation: KAH-reks test-uh-SEE-uh
SKU #03416
6-10

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OVERVIEW
Description 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.
Light Filtered sun, Full sun, Partial shade, Partial sun
Watering Keep soil consistently moist.
Blooms Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.
Mature Size Moderate growing; forms clump 18 to 24 in. tall and wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Fall Color
Growth Rate Moderate
STYLE
Landscape Use Border, Container, Ground Cover, Edging
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.
Flower Color Brown
Foliage Color Bronze
Companion Plants Astilbe (Astilbe); Hosta (Hosta); Iris (Iris); Ligularia (Ligularia); Foam Flower (Tiarella)
CARE
Care 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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