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Carex dipsacea
Carex dipsacea
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Carex dipsacea

Autumn Sedge

USDA Zone: 7-10

Plant number: 8.090.050

Also known as Green Sedge or Teasel Sedge. Native to New Zealand, this clumping evergreen Sedge has narrow grass-like leaves in an attractive olive-green shade, developing yellow to orange highlights during the winter. Dark brown to black bristly seed heads are showy in the autumn. Nice as a specimen or edging plant, especially in a moist to wet sunny area. A good choice for containers. Worth growing as an annual in cold winter regions. Plants usually do not require cutting back in the spring.

Further details for
Carex dipsacea

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun or
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
  Moist or
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Late Summer
  Early Fall
  Mid Fall
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
   45-70 cm
   18-27 inches
   45-60 cm
   18-23 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.