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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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Picture of Carex Buchananii
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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.

 

Colour: Assorted
Habit: Clump forming
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 80cm x 50cm

Carex Buchananii

Current Stock Height: 20 cm

Container: 0.5l  ? 

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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.

 

Colour: Brown
Habit: Clump forming
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 0.3m x 0.3m

Carex Everest

Current Stock Height: 15/20 cm  ? 

Container: 1.9l  ? 

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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
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 40cm x 60cm

Carex Everillo

Current Stock Height: 20/30 cm  ? 

Container: 1.9l  ? 

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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
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 45cm x 45cm

Carex Everlime

New stock arriving beginning of September, 2020. Pre-order now. Estimated price $19.99 each. Payment when stock arrives.

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Carex Eversheen is a superb ground cover and container plant with distinctive lime yellow striped foliage. A wonderful little selection with a fresh appearance. It is easy to grow, low maintenance and forms a neat easily controlled mound. Eversheen is a great cold hardy accent plant for all year round arrangements. Perennial

 

Habit: Clump forming
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 40cm x 40cm

Carex Eversheen

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Attractive NZ native grass that forms a clump of tussock-like foliage. The leaves are a dark bronze. 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: Upright clump
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: cm x cm

Carex f Bronze

Current Stock Height: LIner

Container: 1.5l  ? 

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Featherfalls is a highly decorative Carex with outstanding garden and pot performance. The long clean and crisp foliage will reward you with a year round maintenance free plant. A highlight of this new variety is its beautiful plumes of feathery flower stems that emerge from the centre of the fresh new variegated foliage during the spring months. Evergreen

 

Habit: Clump forming
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 45cm x 45cm

Carex Featherfalls

Current Stock Height: 10/15 cm  ? 

Container: 1.9l  ? 

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NZ Native Grass. This is a graceful little grass or tussock with fine, light silver green needles of foliage that curl over at the top. Looks its best when planted in large groups or drifts. Easy to grow in sun or part shade in average soil. Evergreen.

If your clump of Carex becomes a little scruffy give it a new 'do' by cutting off the top growth - you can be quite severe - and it will rapidly re grow with renewed vigour.

 

Habit: Clump forming
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 40cm x 50cm

Carex Frosted Curls

Current Stock Height: 15 cm

Container: 1l  ? 

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Native wetland grass. A bright green grass that forms a large clump. With age, a trunk-like mass of old leaves forms so the grass seems perched on a tall mound - looks very striking. Good for planting in damp to very wet places but will tolerate short periods of dryness. Plant around ponds as shelter for birds. Evergreen.

 

Colour: Assorted
Habit: Clump forming
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 100cm x 100cm

Carex Secta

Current Stock Height: 20/30 cm  ? 

Container: 0.5l  ? 

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NZ Native Grass. Carex Virgata is a successful colonising plant often used for wetland planting that can also grow on dry sites. This makes it suitable for planting where the conditions may vary periodically from very wet to very dry. Virgata is a mass of green needle foliage. Tolerant coastal condition. Evergreen.

 

Habit: Clump forming
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 100cm x 100cm

Carex Virgata

Current Stock Height: 30/40 cm  ? 

Container: 0.5l  ? 

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