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Orange sedge

Carex testacea

Description

 

This species is native to both the North and South Island of New Zealand. The orange color is enhanced when planted in sunny exposures, but avoid hot afternoon sun conditions during summer. It is hardy to cold and does best with regular water throughout the year.

Plant Type: Sedge, Grass
Foliage Character: Evergreen
Habit: Arching, Mounding, Clumping
Growth Rate: Moderate
Foliage Color: Bright green, Orange
Flower Color: Tan
Flower Season: Spring, Summer
Soil Adaptations: Well-draining soil, Moist soil, Loam, Clay
Exposure Adaptations: Morning sun, Heat, Frost, All day sun
Function: Small spaces, Residential spaces, Raised planters, Mass planting, Grouped, Foliage accent plant, Container plant, Commercial spaces, Civic spaces, Borders, Banks
Height: 18 in.
Width: 18 in.

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