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Carex testacea - Orange Sedge
   

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Grass-like
Family: Cyperaceae (Sedges)
Origin: New Zealand (Australasia)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: NA
Bloomtime: Not Significant
Height: 1-2 feet
Width: 1-2 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Deer Tolerant: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): High Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: <15 F
Carex testacea (Orange Sedge) - A clumping fine-textured sedge growing 1 1/2 to 2 feet tall with leaves that arch outward up to 2 feet. Its unusual orange color, most vivid during winter months, looks best in full sun and in moist well-draining soils. If planted in shade plants will remain mostly green. Brown flower spikes in summer are not showy but should be left to allow this short lived plant to reseed. Useful where its weeping quality will be shown, spilling over walls or rocks, or directly into the water garden. Great with contrasting rocks and paving. Hardy to <15 degrees F. Also known as Speckled Sedge.  This description is based on research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in our nursery garden and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments received and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have any additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Carex testacea.
 
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