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Carex flagellifera

Sedge

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Key information

Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour

Brown

Feature

Flowers, Attractive to wildlife

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Beginner

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Plant details

Native of damp places in the open and forest margins of New Zealand, this interesting sedge forms dense tussocks of narrow, reddish-brown leaves. Fairly inconspicuous flowers are borne in summer over its evergreen foliage. Its colour and elegant form make it useful for both borders and containers.

Family: Cyperaceae

Genus: Carex

Species: flagellifera

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Brown

Foliage colour: Bronze

Feature: Flowers, Attractive to wildlife

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 110cm

Spread: 90cm

Time to divide plants: March to April


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