Carex testacea


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Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour



Flowers, Attractive to wildlife



Skill level


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Plant details

An attractive evergreen sedge that forms dense leafy tussocks which become strongly coloured orange and bronze in a sunny position. It has a graceful arching habit and looks superb as a single specimen in a blue-glazed pot. Arrange a few plants together in a natural drift in the border for the best effect.

Family: Cyperaceae

Genus: Carex

Species: testacea

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Brown

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers, Attractive to wildlife

Sun exposure: Full sun

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

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 150cm

Spread: 60cm

Time to divide plants: March to April

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