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Products > Carex harfordii 'Tunitas Creek'
 
Carex harfordii 'Tunitas Creek' - Harford's Sedge
   
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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Grass-like
Family: Cyperaceae (Sedges)
Origin: California (U.S.A.)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Green
Bloomtime: Spring
Height: 1 foot
Width: 1-2 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: < 0 F
Carex harfordii 'Tunitas Creek' (Harford's Sedge) - A clumping fine-textured evergreen sedge growing 18 inches tall by as wide with very narrow grass-like green leaves that arch outward. Green flowers in tight globose clusters with long slenger bracts top slender stems near the top of the foliage in summer. Plant in full sun in a well-draining soils and irrigate regularly to occasionally. Should prive hardy to at least 15 F. A nice green native sedge with weeping foliage so nice spilling over walls or rocks, or in a large container. This plant was collected on private property near Tunitas Creek in San Mateo County and given to us as seed by the Grassman, John Greenlee. It was unidentified when we received it but we tentatively identified it as Carex harfordii based on its flowers and collection location, though the similar Carex subbracteata has also been identified growing near this same location. Tunitas Creek is a ~ 7 mile long stream that flows from its source on Kings Mountain at 1,860 feet in the Santa Cruz Mountains to the Pacific Ocean at Tunitas Beach in San Mateo County, California. Tunitas is a Spanish word meaning "little prickly pears".  Information presented on this page is based on research that we have conducted about this plant in our library and from reliable online sources. We also consider observations we have made of it the nursery's garden and in other gardens we visit as well, as well as in our nursery crops in the field. We incorporate comments that we receive from others as well and welcome getting feedback from anyone who may have additional information, particularly if they include cultural information that would aid others in growing  Carex harfordii 'Tunitas Creek'.
 
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