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  • Carex
    • testacea   CAG00168
      Carex testacea
      $12.00earn 60 points

      Low weeping mounds of tough but fine textured, keeled, grassy foliage are tinted bright orange, most intensely over winter, a foliage colour very rarely encountered. Inconsequential tassel-like flowers are borne during spring and blend in amongst the foliage.

      One of the choicest New Zealand sedges and certainly one of the hardier varieties in our climate, easily grown in any soil and tolerant of some drought. Superb when planted with other brightly coloured grassy plants, succulents, as a foil for your favourite purple foliaged shrub or as a feature in a glazed pot.

      Dividing and replanting every couple of years or so, when too many old leaves have accumulated, is a better option than cutting back which leaves unsightly stubble visible for a long period.

    • fascicularis   CAG00163

      (Tassel sedge)
      Carex fascicularis

      From wetlands across Australia this moisture loving sedge lends an untamed feel to garden ponds or stream sides. Happily growing in shallow water or constantly moist soil the bright green, deeply keeled, razor sharp leaves form large clumps from which long slender stems of pendant tassels emerge in spring.
      A favourite hiding place for frogs or as a feature in large water tight urns to add a touch of wildness in formal settings.

      Resents being cut back or divided, like most sedges.
      Should self seed in moist enough, bare soil.

    • oshimensis ‘Evergold’   CAG00166

      A gracefully weeping, Japanese sedge forming a clump of long, gently narrowing, cream coloured leaves, margined in soft green. Bold yet subtle, as stunning in glazed pots as it is restful trailing in wild ponds and streams.
      Small, cream coloured, tassel-like flowers are borne on fine arching stems amongst the foliage to little effect.
      Highly recommended.

      No energy required, old leaves are hidden by new and it simply grows lovelier with time if left undisturbed. Better to divide and replant, rather than cut back, if you ever feel the need.

      For moist, sheltered conditions, probably happiest in not too rich of an acid soil, but otherwise easy and reliable, surviving much abuse.

    • riparia ‘Coerulea’   CAG00870

      (Blue Sedge)

      An moisture loving, evergreen sedge, forming a radiating clump. Furry, black, tassel-like flower heads are borne on slender stems during Spring. The bluest of the sedges it is an ideal plant for a sunny pond or wet spot in the garden. Grows in wet soil to shallow water (10cm). Requires full sun to maintain good colour.Remove spent tufts as they brown.

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