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Carex testacea | Orange or Brown Sedge

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Family: Cyperaceae

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The testacea variety is an evergreen perennial that reaches 2' tall bearing very narrow, coppery brown leaves splitting to hair-like threads at their tips, and continuing to grow to 4-8' in length. This plant should be grown in sun with little or no summer watering. During winter, foliage turns orange. If this grass is planted in shade, foliage stays green. Flowers are insignificant. Orange Sedge looks great in containers or spilling over near walkways or into water features.  Information by: Jerry Sortomme Editor

Anatomy

Plant Type

Perennial, Grass

Height Range

1-3'

Width Range

1-3'

Flower Color

n/a

Flower Season

n/a

Leaf Color

Bronze, Brown, Green, Orange

Bark Color

n/a

Fruit Color

n/a

Fruit Season

n/a

Culture

Sun

Full

Water

Medium

Growth Rate

Fast

Soil Type

Unparticular

Soil Condition

Well-drained, Moist

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Adverse Factors

n/a

USDA Zones

6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

Sunset Zones

4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

Susceptibilities

n/a

Tolerances

Salt Ocean Spray, Heat, Windy Conditions

Design

Design Styles

English Cottage, Meadow, Mediterranean, Ranch, Seascape, Spanish, Wild Garden, Woodland

Accenting Features

Specimen, Unusual Foliage, Unusual Shape

Seasonal Interest

Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall

Location Uses

Entry, Perennial Border, Parking Strip, Patio, Raised Planter, Swimming Pool, Walkways, With Rocks

Special Uses

Container, Filler, Mass Planting, Naturalizing, Small Spaces

Attracts Wildlife

n/a

 

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