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Carex berggrenii
Carex berggrenii
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Carex berggrenii

Bronze Creeping Sedge

USDA Zone: 6-9

Plant number: 8.090.230

Native to New Zealand, this low-growing plant forms a tufted clump of coppery-bronze leaves, remaining evergreen. Flowers are insignificant. Makes a most unusual edging or rock garden plant, especially nice in alpine troughs or containers. Loves a moist site, and perfectly at home beside a small pond or stream. Plants will slowly creep to form a clump, and this may be easily divided in the spring. Colour is reported to be the most intense when grown in full sun.

Further details for
Carex berggrenii

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
Foliage Color
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Deer Resistant
  Ground Cover
   5-10 cm
   2-4 inches
   15-20 cm
   6-8 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.