Red Hook Sedge

Uncinia rubra

Red Hook Sedge - Uncinia rubra

Common Name: Red Hook Sedge
Genus: Uncinia
Species: rubra

Category: Grasses & Bamboos
Growth Rate: Average

Hardiness: Frost hardy (needs winter protection)
Hardiness: Half-Hardy
Height: 0.30 m (30 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.35 m (35 cm)

Foliage Colour: Brown, VariegatedFlowering Period: July & August

Soil: Moderately fertile humus-rich moist but well-drained soil

Dwarf evergreen grass with wonderful deep bronzy-red-orange foliage depending on the light. This beautiful sedge is an excellent accent plant for use at the front of the border or in a large container. Best planted in a sunny sheltered spot that does not dry out the foliage contrasts well with variegated black or golden-brown ornamental grasses.

  • Garden Care: Lift and divide congested colonies between late-spring and mid-summer.
  • Other Features: The ephemeral foliage is brightest when young
  • Goes Well With: Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens' Carex hachijoensis 'Evergold' Phormium 'Maori Maiden' Molinia caerulea 'Variegata' Panicum virgatum 'Rehbraun' Luzula sylvatica 'Hohe Tatra'.