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Carex testacea

Carex testacea
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Family:  Cyperaceae
Main Season:  Summer
Flower Colour:  Brown
Leaf Colour:  Multicoloured
Foliage:  Evergreen
Position:  Sun
Soil Type:  Good, moist, humus-rich
Height:  30cm to 45cm (12" to 18")
Peat Free?  Yes
Hardiness Guide:  RHS H6 minimum -15C to -20C
Pot Size:  1L

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A colourful sedge from New Zealand making neat clumps to 30cm. Olive green strongly tinted with bright orange especially overwinter. Evergreen. Best in good (even damp) soil in sun.

Carex testacea is one of the brightest of the New Zealand sedges and the orange tints can be used to highlight neighbouring plants with similar tones - it works especially well with Tuipa 'Ballerina' for instance.

Best grown in a good, rich soil that doesn't dry out, Carex testacea can be used as a marginal or bog garden plant but also works well in a container.

New Zealand