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GardenersDream Carex testacea

Supplied in a 9cm Pot
  • £10.99
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  • Characteristics: Decorative grass with long, narrow arching leaves that change colour with the seasons.
  • Growth and Spread: Ultimate height and spread of 1m.
  • Care and Maintenance: Plant in full sun or partial shade in moderately fertile well-draining soil. Water regularly during the plant’s first summer, after which it should be quite drought tolerant. Comb through the plant in late winter or early spring to remove dead or damaged leaves.
  • Period of Interest: Evergreen foliage provides year round interest with the olive green leaves turning a warm copper shade in Autumn and Winter. Spikes of small brown flowers emerge in Summer.

Carex testacea is also known as Orange New Zealand Sedge, partly due to the vivid coppery-orange the leaves turn in Autumn and Winter. This striking ornamental grass plant is ideal for creating a focal point in the garden during the colder months of the year.

The long, slender leaves arch to form a fountain shape that looks striking cascading from pots and containers. It creates a fantastic colour contrast with other greenery around the garden, has year-round appeal and is pet-friendly too.

Carex is undemanding and grows well in most soil types, as long as it is moderately fertile and well-draining. Container grown Carex testacea may need some additional insulation during Winter to protect the roots from harsh temperatures.

Versatile and robust, this sedge plant is ideal for growing alongside other grasses and perennials as ground cover, or as a standalone accent in beds, borders or pots.

Please Note: When purchasing plants please consider that each live item is unique and may, therefore, differ from the images shown, which are for illustration purposes only. This plant will be supplied in a growers pot.

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