- Botanical name: Carex flagellifera
- Common name: Sedge
- Plant type: Perennial
- Evergreen/Deciduous: Evergreen
- Features: Attractive to wildlife, Flowers
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.
- 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
Effects:No toxic effects reported for this plant.