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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 Comans Bronze

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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
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 30cm x 50cm

Carex Comans Bronze

Container: 1l  ? 

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Picture of Carex Everest

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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: 10/15 cm  ? 

Container: 1.9l  ? 

$19.99


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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.

 

Colour: Brown
Habit: Clump forming
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 20cm x 20cm

Carex Evergold

Current Stock Height: 25/35 cm  ? 

Container: pb3  ? 

$12.99


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Carex Evergold

Current Stock Height: 10/15 cm  ? 

Container: 1.5l  ? 

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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: 5/10 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

Current Stock Height: 10/15 cm  ? 

Container: 1.9l  ? 

$19.99


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Picture of Carex Feather Falls

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Feather Falls 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 Feather Falls

Current Stock Height: 10/15 cm  ? 

Container: 1.9l  ? 

New stock arriving beginning of March, 2019. Pre-order now. Estimated price $19.99 each. Payment when stock arrives.


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Picture of Carex Frosted Curls

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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: 20 cm

Container: pb2  ? 

$11.99


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Carex Frosted Curls

Current Stock Height: 20 cm

Container: 1l  ? 

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Native Grass. A handsome bright green grass that forms into a large clump. Older plants develop a trunk-like mass of old leaves so the grass seems perched on a tall mound - looks very striking. Good for planting in damp to very wet places. Will also 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: 1m x 1m

Carex Secta

Current Stock Height: 25/35 cm  ? 

Container: 1l  ? 

$7.99

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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.

 

Colour: Assorted
Habit: Clump forming
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 60cm x 50cm

Carex Testacea

Current Stock Height: 30 cm

Container: pb2  ? 

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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. Invaluable for adding texture to the garden. Evergreen.

 

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

Carex Virgata

Current Stock Height: 15/20cm  ? 

Container: 1.5l  ? 

New stock arriving end of November, 2018. Pre-order now. Estimated price $9.99 each. Payment when stock arrives.


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