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Carex trifida ‘Rekohu Sunrise’
Carex trifida ‘Rekohu Sunrise’
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Carex trifida ‘Rekohu Sunrise’

New Zealand Sedge

USDA Zone: 7-9

Plant number: 8.090.520

This is the first-ever variegated form of the New Zealand native, Carex trifida with Rekohu being the Maori name for the remote Chatham Islands, east of southern New Zealand. Also known as Variegated Tataki Grass, this selection forms a large fountain-shaped, evergreen clump of broad green leaves with gold margins; chesnut coloured flower spikes appear midsummer. The underside of the leaves develop a slightly bluish haze when grown in bright light. Excellent in the sunny border, especially when massed, as a specimen and in containers. Good companion to Hosta and spring flowering shrubs. Discovered by Terry and Lindsey Hatch of Joy Plants, New Zealand. USPP#20512: unlicensed propagation prohibited.

Further details for
Carex trifida ‘Rekohu Sunrise’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun or
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Attracts Butterflies
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
   60-80 cm
   23-31 inches
   50-60 cm
   20-23 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.