Orange New Zealand Sedge
A diverse genus comprised of nearly 1000 species, most Carex originate in the moist habitats of temperate climates. Easily grown, our winning selections produce a variety of different colored leaves that promise to soften those sharp edges in your garden.
The exotic flair of lucent orange foliage paints the garden’s leafy green canvas nearly year round. Long narrow strands first emerge an olive green and later transmute stunning golden brown, copper and orange highlights. With its upright and dense arching tuft, easy-to-grow Carex testacea is a hardy drought-tolerant grass that entices gardeners, but not deer, plus insists on full sun to preserve the extraordinary hues, and good drainage. Let this evergreen New Zealand native spill over a container’s edge or snuggle up to Yucca ‘Color Guard’, Heuchera ‘Blackout’ and Euphorbia myrsinites.
Size: 18" – 2' 0" high x 18" wide.
Hardy to zone 6.
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Other selections in this genus:
- Carex albula ‘Frosted Curls’
- Carex cherokeensis
- Carex conica ‘Snowline’
- Carex divulsa
- Carex dolichostachya ‘Kaga Nishiki’
- Carex elata ‘Aurea’
- Carex elata ‘Knightshayes’
- Carex ‘Feather Falls ™’
- Carex flacca (glauca)
- Carex flacca ‘Burton’s Blue’
- Carex flaccosperma
- Carex flagellifera (Bronze)
- Carex morrowii ‘Ice Dance’
- Carex morrowii var. temnolepis ‘Silk Tassel’
- Carex muskingumensis ‘Little Midge’
- Carex muskingumensis ‘Oehme’
- Carex oshimensis ‘Evergold’
- Carex oshimensis ‘Gold Strike’
- Carex pensylvanica
- Carex pensylvanica ‘Straw Hat’
- Carex plantaginea
- Carex scaposa
- Carex ‘Silver Sceptre’
- Carex tenuiculmis
- Carex testacea ‘Prairie Fire’
- Carex texensis