Carex flagellifera

Carex flagellifera

Sedge

Key Information

  • Botanical name: Carex flagellifera
  • Common name: Sedge
  • Plant type: Perennial
  • Evergreen/Deciduous: Evergreen

Height: 1.1m

Spread: 90cm

Foliage colour:
  • Bronze
  • Features: Attractive to wildlife, Flowers

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Carex flagellifera is a fantastic ornamental grass native to New Zealand. Plants form a low, cascading mound of orange-brown foliage, from which insignificant flowers appear in spring. It works well as path edging, in rockeries and also as a specimen plant in a container. In mild areas it's a low-maintenance plant showing good tolerance to drought, however in colder regions it may need protection over winter.

For best results grow Carex flagellifera in moist but well-drained soil in a sheltered site. Divide congested clumps in spring but plants will readily self-seed.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, Dappled shade, Partial shade
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Front, Middle
  • Hardiness: Half hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

Care routine

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Divide
Divide
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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: No toxic effects reported for this plant.

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