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Carex flagellifera


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Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour



Flowers, Attractive to wildlife



Skill level


Carex flagellifera

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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