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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: 30/40 cm  ? 

Container: 1.5l  ? 

$12.99

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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

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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

Current Stock Height: 30/40 cm  ? 

Container: 1.5l  ? 

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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

Current Stock Height: 5cm

Container: 0.5l  ? 

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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

Current Stock Height: 10/15 cm  ? 

Container: 1.9l  ? 

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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

Current Stock Height: 10/15 cm  ? 

Container: 1.9l  ? 

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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 Middle of September, 2024. Waitlist now. Estimated price TBA. Payment on order.

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aka Sedge

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
Mature Size (HxW): 40cm x 40cm

Carex Eversheen

Current Stock Height: 10/15 cm  ? 

Container: 1.9l  ? 

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Featherfalls is a highly decorative Carex with great garden or pot performance. With long clean and crisp foliage it is a year round maintenance free plant. A highlight of this new variety is its beautiful plumes of feathery flower stems emerging from the centre during spring. Evergreen

 

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

Carex Featherfalls

Current Stock Height: 15/25 cm  ? 

Container: 1.9l  ? 

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aka Tussock Grass

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
Mature Size (HxW): 40cm x 50cm

Carex Frosted Curls

Current Stock Height: 10/15 cm  ? 

Container: 0.5l  ? 

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aka Purei, Pukio

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. Good for planting in damp to wet areas but will tolerate short periods of dryness. Plant around ponds as shelter for birds. Evergreen

Evergreen

 

Habit: Clump Forming
Mature Size (HxW): 100cm x 100cm

Carex Secta

Current Stock Height: 40/50 cm  ? 

Container: 0.5l  ? 

$9.99

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aka Tussock, NZ Sedge

This native 'grass' is really tough and hardy tolerating cold winds and almost any soil. The brick-orange foliage looks very graceful as it waves and dances in the wind. Ideal for planting in large drifts. If the clumps become a little untidy just chop back hard for renewed vigour. Evergreen.

 

Habit: Clump Forming
Mature Size 7-10 yrs (HxW): 60cm x 50cm

Carex Testacea

Current Stock Height: 50/60 cm  ? 

Container: 2.5l  ? 

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

 

Habit: Clump Forming
Mature Size (HxW): 100cm x 100cm

Carex Virgata

Current Stock Height: 15/20 cm  ? 

Container: 0.5l  ? 

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aka Miniature Toetoe

The perfect plant to add texture and movement to your planting scheme. The arching narrow foliage sways gracefully in the wind. Plumes of creamy green flowers appear in early summer. Hardy and tolerant, easy to grow just about anywhere but prefers a well drained position. Evergreen.

 

Flower Colour: Cream
Habit: Clump Forming
Mature Size (HxW): 1m x 1m

Chionochloa Flavicans

New stock expected Beginning of July, 2024. Waitlist now. Estimated price TBA. Payment on order.

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Chionochloa Flavicans

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aka Red Tussock

A very striking plant for adding strong texture to the garden. Particularly affective when planted in groups. The narrow arching foliage glows and shimmers in the sun & ripples elegantly in the wind. Attractive flower heads in summer. Hardy and tolerant. Evergreen.

 

Flower Colour: Cream / Red
Habit: Clump Forming
Mature Size (HxW): 1m x 1m

Chionochloa Rubra

Current Stock Height: 15/20 cm  ? 

Container: 2.4l  ? 

$24.99

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aka NZ Iris

A native perennial with narrow spears of bronze green foliage that turns orange-brown in winter. Wiry stems of dainty white 'butterfly' flowers appear in spring and summer. Prefers a semi-shaded position and acid soil. Evergreen.

 

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

Libertia Peregrinans

Current Stock Height: 10/15cm  ? 

Container: 1.9l  ? 

$22.99

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Libertia Peregrinans

Expected Stock Height: 15/20 cm  ? 

New stock expected Middle of June, 2024. Waitlist now. Estimated price TBA. Payment on order.

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