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Carex buchananii (Leatherleaf Sedge)

Buchanans Sedge


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Suited to regions:All regions
Plant type:Ornamental Grasses
Height:60 cm
Spread:60 cm
Flowering time:
Tolerances:Coastal, Hardy, Wet, Wind
Garden uses:Banks, Borders, Containers, Living areas, Paths & Steps, Patios, Ponds, Pool areas
Garden styles:Alpine, Architectural, Backyard, City & Courtyard, Coastal, Frontyard, Mediterranean, Modern, Native, Riparian, Rock
Easy to grow?Yes
Maintenance requirementsLow
Growth rateMedium

Carex buchananii (Leatherleaf Sedge) Details

Carex buchananii, commonly known as Leatherleaf Sedge, is an attractive, NZ native, ornamental grass. It features very fine, brown leaves that are held with a graceful arch. It typically grows to 60 cm tall and the same wide, performing best when planted in full sun or partial shade on a well-drained site. It is tolerant of wind, frost, cool climates, and dry periods. Leatherleaf Sedge is commonly included in mixed plantings and borders, mass planted either as a groundcover or on a bank, used in rock gardens, or simply grown in a container. Landscape gardeners in NZ will often use Carex buchananii to provide outstanding colour contrasts.

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