Add an orange sunburst to your garden with this low-growing grass.
The thin drooping leaves of the Orange New Zealand Sedge start out green as they appear in spring, but then turn a vibrant shade of orange in the summer, finally, they redden to a browner shade of copper in the winter. This breathtaking colour change is accompanied by brown feathery flowers in the summertime.
Ornamental Grasses are chosen for their decorative qualities and whether used indoors or outdoors, they can bring a striking diversity to your garden. From round shrubs to tall walls of quivering spikes, ornamental grasses bring new shapes and textures that will contrast against the twisted roots of trees and the blooms of traditional plants and flowers. They are also becoming increasingly popular due to their hardiness against the British weather and their ability to hold their colour through autumn and winter.
Latin Name: Carex Testacea
English Name: Orange New Zealand Sedge
Foliage Type: Evergreen.
Foliage: Green to Orange to Brown.
Flowering Period: Late Summer.
Suggested Location: Outdoor.
Suggested Soil Type: Moist and Well-Drained. Loam. Chalk. Sand. Clay.
Suggested Exposure to Sunlight: Full Sunlight or Partial Shade.
Suggested Exposure to Weather: Sheltered.
Hardiness Rating: High (H5)
Lowest Temperature Tolerance: -15 °C to -10 °C (5 °F to 14 °F)
Suggested Uses: Borders. Containers. Rock Gardens. Mediterranean and Urban styles.
Maintenance: Remove dead leaves and flowers in early spring. Protect the against aphids. Protect against excessive winter wetness.
Growth Habit: Bushy/Tufted.
Growth Speed: Slow (10cm to 20cm per year)
Starting Height: 15cm to 30cm (0.5 ft to 1.0 ft)
Final Height: 60cm (2.0 ft)
Starting Sideways Spread: 20cm to 40cm (0.7 ft to 1.3 ft)
Final Sideways Spread: 75cm (2.5 ft)
Pot Included: 3 Litre Plastic Pot to 10 Litre Plastic Pot
Height including Pot: 30cm to 53cm (1.0 ft to 1.7 ft)
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