Carex Testacea


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Common Name: Orange New Zealand Sedge
Size: 3 Litre

3 Litre Pot

  • Position: Full sun, partial shade
  • Soil: Moist, well drained
  • Growth Rate: Average
  • Flowering Period: July – August
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Eventual Height: 0.5-1m
  • Eventual Spread: 1-2m

Carex Testacea, also known as Orange New Zealand Sedge, is a clump forming perennial bearing slim, arching leaves which start out as olive green and become a coppery bronze colour in summer and have warm orange tints in winter.  Short or long spikes of tiny green/brown flowers appear in Summer which then droop gracefully with age.  Regarded as one of the most pleasing of ornamental grasses for the garden, its architectural form makes it ideal for beds, borders or even near ponds and streams.

Looking After Your Carex Testacea

Carex Testacea requires very little care.  Plant in fertile, moist and well drained soil and in a sunny or partially shaded position.  As previously mentioned, the Carex Testacea is ideal for beds, borders and near ponds and streams, giving a garden all year round interest.