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Carex buchananii (Leatherleaf Sedge)
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Plant Type: Annuals

A native to New Zealand, Carex buchananii 'Red Rooster'+ is an evergreen perennial grass in the ColorGrass Program that has a dense clumping growth habit. The foliage is an orange-brown to a copper- bronze color, giving this grass a dried look when it is actually actively growing. The form of Leatherleaf Sedge is upright and slightly arching, due to the leaves curling at the tips. This grass is non-invasive, low maintenance, and is attractive year round. Great in the landscape, rock gardens, near water gardens, and container gardens. Works particularly well in fall themes. Carex buchananii 'Red Rooster'+ can reach 12-30" tall with a 36" spread. Does best in a moist well-drained soil.

 


Growing & Maintenance Tips:

Flower Color

Foliage Color

orange/brown to copper/brown

Plant Spread

36"

Good Companions

Rock garden plants

Plant Height

12-30"

Scape Height

Hardness Zone

7-11

Soil Moisture

Medium


Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes

Bloom Time

Summer/fall

Critter Resistance

Exposure

Full sun to part sun

Growth Rate

Moderate

Seasonal Interests

Summer/fall