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Carex testacea


Copper Hair Sedge

USDA Zone: 6-9

Plant number: 8.090.630


One of the hardiest of the New Zealand Hair Sedges, this species forms pleasing mounds of narrow, bronzy-orange leaves. The soft wig-like texture and unusual colour make this an interesting specimen. Especially nice in a rock garden or containers, surrounded by low green or silvery groundcovers. Good winter interest. Self-sown seedlings often appear, or clumps may be increased by dividing in early spring. Evergreen.

Further details for
Carex testacea

Optimal Growing Conditions

Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
  Clay
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
  Average or
  Moist
Care Level
  Easy
Appearance and Characteristics

Flower Colour
  Brown
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Bronze
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Border
  Containers
  Deer Resistant
  Edging
  Evergreen
  Massed
  Specimen
Flower Head Size
  Very Small
Height
   30-40 cm
   12-16 inches
Spread
   30-45 cm
   12-18 inches
Foot Traffic
   None

Growth Rate
   Medium













Carex testacea


Copper Hair Sedge

USDA Zone: 6-9

Plant number: 8.090.630


One of the hardiest of the New Zealand Hair Sedges, this species forms pleasing mounds of narrow, bronzy-orange leaves. The soft wig-like texture and unusual colour make this an interesting specimen. Especially nice in a rock garden or containers, surrounded by low green or silvery groundcovers. Good winter interest. Self-sown seedlings often appear, or clumps may be increased by dividing in early spring. Evergreen.

Further details for
Carex testacea

Optimal Growing Conditions

Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
  Clay
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
  Average or
  Moist
Care Level
  Easy
Appearance and Characteristics

Flower Colour
  Brown
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Bronze
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Border
  Containers
  Deer Resistant
  Edging
  Evergreen
  Massed
  Specimen
Flower Head Size
  Very Small
Height
   30-40 cm
   12-16 inches
Spread
   30-45 cm
   12-18 inches
Foot Traffic
   None

Growth Rate
   Medium