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Carex testacea
Carex testacea
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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.

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Carex testacea

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Deer Resistant
   30-40 cm
   12-16 inches
   30-45 cm
   12-18 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate