Carex testacea (Sedge)
Soft hairlike mounds of pale olive green at first, then subtly changing through the season to colourful and warm orange-bronze, this colour being retained right through the winter months, small brown flower spikes appear in mid Summer.
Like our other varieties of Carex, this is a versatile little plant that can associate well with other grasses of different colours and shapes, they are perfect for mixing into the front of borders or in containers. These little grasses look good all year and come into their own as Winter approaches and many other plants dies down for the winter, Carex testacea keeps the interest going with its warm colour and soft flowing form.
Another easy grass to grow, they do well in sun or partial shade. Any well drained soil.
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Carex testacea is an evergreen grass, they need very little maintenane other than a ‘comb’ through the old foliage removing dead leaves in late winter before growth begins again in Spring.
How to grow Carex testacea
Position: Sun or partial shade.
Foliage: Evergreen grass, foliage stays all year.
Soil and site: Any well drained soil.
Flowering time: Summer
Growth rate: Moderate
Ultimate height and spread: 60cm x 60cm
Hardiness: Fully Hardy
Aftercare: Water regularly after planting and through the first season until established. Tidy up plants in late winter by removing old and dead growth before the new foliage emerges in Spring.