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Carex flagellifera (Weeping Brown Sedge)

Weeping Brown Sedge, Mophead Sedge, Glen Murray Tussock Sedge, Carex Flagellaris 'Cyperacea', Orange Hair Sedge, Carex Lucida


Striking when well sited, Carex flagellifera is a very distinctive ornamental grass which maintains a golden-brown color throughout the growing season. Its long, grasslike leaves, in various shades of brown curl gracefully towards the ground, delicately softening any landscape. The low mounding form and subtle color of this New Zealand Sedge make it an unusual accent in many plant combinations.

  • Forming attractive mounds of evergreen (in milder climates), slender, hairlike, iridescent foliage that shimmers in slight breezes, it mixes beautifully with almost any flowering bulbs or perennial plants to create spectacular and elegantly mobile combinations.
  • This is a graceful accent plant for beds, borders, prairie plantings, edging, rock gardens, city or cottage gardens. Does well in containers too where it adds wonderful character and texture to your plant combinations.
  • Growing easily in a dense fountain-like clump about 18 in. tall (45 cm) and across, it enjoys full sun, tolerates light shade and thrives in moist, well-drained soils.
  • Drought tolerant, it requires very little care. This ornamental grass is relatively short-lived although it may be rejuvenated through division. It will also re-seed under satisfactory conditions, which will allow for the replacement of older plants.
  • Deer and rabbit resistant
  • Native to New Zealand

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Requirements

Hardiness 6 – 9
Heat Zones 7 – 9
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Ornamental Grasses
Plant Family Carex - Sedges
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 18" – 24" (45cm – 60cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Rabbit
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Edging, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 6 – 9
Heat Zones 7 – 9
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Ornamental Grasses
Plant Family Carex - Sedges
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 18" – 24" (45cm – 60cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Rabbit
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Edging, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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