Carex testacea


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photo by Dianna Jazwinski, copyright GAP Photos (308789)

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The slim arching leaves of this tough, drought-tolerant plant provides year-round interest. They start out olive green and turn bronze and copper later in the year. The leaves are particularly striking in full sun. Its architectural form makes it an ideal foil for cottage garden plants in a herbaceous border.

Genus: Carex

Species: testacea

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 150cm

Spread: 60cm

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gardener bee

carex testacea is a wonderful Addition to my garden. its so easy to grow and is really hardy i would defiantly recommend it.

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