Carex testacea

Sedge - Carex testacea

Common Name: Sedge
Genus: Carex
Species: testacea

Category: Grasses & Bamboos
Growth Rate: Average

Hardiness: Frost hardy (needs winter protection)
Hardiness: Half-Hardy
Height: 1.50 m (150 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.60 m (60 cm)

Flowering Period: July & August

Soil: Any well-drained soil
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained

From spring to autumn the pale olive-green leaves of this ornamental grass turn a warm coppery-orange. In midsummer it bears small brown flower spikes. Although it will take some shade it colours up best in full sun. Grow it among other grasses or perennials as a specimen plant or in a large pot.

Garden Care: Comb through the plant in winter to remove dead foliage.

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