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A large genus of more than 1500 species of grass-like plants, commonly known as sedges. At least 70 species are native to New Zealand. Their foliage is grass-like and they are clump or tussock forming, softening the edges in a landscape design like few other plants can do. They grow naturally and are bred in a wide range of colours, and can therefore compliment any planting scheme. Some are tall, some are short, some are curly, some are drooping and some are stiff. There is a Carex for every effect you could wish to create.   

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aka Sedge

Attractive NZ native grass that forms a clump of tussock-like foliage. The leaves are a dark bronze purple. Upright and graceful, looks fabulous planted in large drifts. Hardy to just about any conditions but happiest in a sunny position that does not dry out completely in summer. Evergreen.

 

Habit: Clump Forming
Mature Size (HxW): 80cm x 50cm

Carex Buchananii

Current Stock Height: 30/35 cm  ? 

Container: 0.5l  ? 

$9.99

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aka Hair Sedge

Native. The name Comans means "luxuriant head of hair" and this delightful native Tussock Grass certainly doesn't have to worry about premature balding. Tolerant of just about any conditions including coastal. Quickly forms a clump and is invaluable for adding texture to the garden. Evergreen.

 

Habit: Clump Forming
Mature Size (HxW): 30cm x 50cm

Carex Comans Bronze

Expected Stock Height: 10/15cm  ? 

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aka Hair Sedge

Hair Sedge. Native. The name Comans means "luxuriant head of hair" and this native Tussock Grass certainly has a fine head of green needle foliage. Tolerant of just about any conditions including coastal. Quickly forms a clump and is invaluable for adding texture to the garden. Evergreen.

 

Habit: Clump Forming
Mature Size (HxW): 40cm x 60cm

Carex Comans Green

Expected Stock Height: 10/15 cm  ? 

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aka Hair Sedge

Native. A lovely soft bronze- red grass with fine tufts of arching foliage. Grows in a wide range of conditions including coastal. Comans means "like a luxuriant head of hair" hence the common name of 'Hair Sedge'. Looks its best in large drifts. Evergreen.

 

Flower Colour: Brown
Habit: Clump Forming
Mature Size (HxW): 30cm x 20cm

Carex Comans Red

Expected Stock Height: 15/25 cm  ? 

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aka Autumn Sedge

Wetland Native - Autumn Sedge. Attractive tufts of coarse green foliage with strong bronze tones. Summer seed-heads of dark brown. Will grow happily in moist damp conditions in sun or part shade. Tough and robust, great for mass planting in difficult spots. Evergreen.

 

Flower Colour: Brown
Habit: Clump Forming
Mature Size (HxW): 0.75m x 0.6m

Carex Dipsacea

Expected Stock Height: 10/15 cm  ? 

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Wetland Native. This sedge is found throughout New Zealand in forests, scrub and swampy areas. Great to use to absorb water around housing that have high water tables. Can be grown in quite shady areas, under trees, or in an open situation, but it requires a moist soil and cool root zone. Evergreen.

It has an attractive arching habit. The ribbed leaves are a fresh bright green and contrast with the very dark seed heads.

 

Habit: Clump Forming

Carex Dissita 10 Pack

Expected Stock Height: 15/20 cm  ? 

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aka Sedge

A very attractive little 'Sedge' with arching leaves of green edged with silver. Forms a neat and tidy evergreen clump and would look most impressive planted en masse. Plant in morning sun or part shade in soil that does not completely dry out in summer. Would make a nice container plant too. Perennial. PVR.

Insignificant brown flowers will appear amongst the foliage in summer.

 

Flower Colour: Brown
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Habit: Clump Forming
Mature Size (HxW): 0.3m x 0.3m

Carex Everest

Expected Stock Height: 10/15 cm  ? 

New stock expected Beginning of March, 2024. Waitlist now. Estimated price $24.99. Payment on order.

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aka Sedge

An attractive and award winning little Carex with variegated arching foliage in shades of cream and soft yellow. Eventually forms a neat and tidy clump. Looks best planted in large drifts to form a carpet under trees etc. Grows best in part shade. Evergreen.

Carex 'Evergold' prefers to grow in a soil that does not completely dry out in summer.

 

Flower Colour: Brown
Habit: Clump Forming
Mature Size (HxW): 20cm x 20cm

Carex Evergold

Expected Stock Height: 10/15 cm  ? 

New stock expected Beginning of March, 2024. Waitlist now. Estimated price $24.99. Payment on order.

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aka Sedge

The striking foliage starts out chartreuse and then shades to golden yellow through the summer. Great for brightening up shady spots, or for adding a pop of colour to a mixed container. This easy care evergreen grass can be used as a groundcover, to edge a path or patio, or tucked into a living wall or window box. Perennial

 

Habit: Clump Forming
Mature Size (HxW): 40cm x 60cm

Carex Everillo

Current Stock Height: 10/15 cm  ? 

Container: 1.9l  ? 

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aka Sedge

Easy on the eyes, easy to grow and low maintenance, this plant forms a neat, easily controlled mound of green foliage with lime margins. Everlime is a great cold hardy accent plant for all year round arrangements. Everlime does well in mass plantings and in open situations. Perennial

 

Habit: Clump Forming
Mature Size (HxW): 45cm x 45cm

Carex Everlime

Expected Stock Height: 15/25 cm  ? 

New stock expected Beginning of March, 2024. Waitlist now. Estimated price $24.99. Payment on order.

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