Carex

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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. 7/10 yrs: 80cm x 50cm

Carex Buchananii

Current Stock Height: 20 cm

Container: 0.5l  ? 

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Picture of Carex Comans Red

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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.

 

Colour: Brown
Habit: Clump forming
Est. Hgt. 7/10 yrs: 30cm x 20cm

Carex Comans Red

Current Stock Height: 20/30 cm  ? 

Container: 1.5l  ? 

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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. 7/10 yrs: 0.3m x 0.3m

Carex Everest

Current Stock Height: 10/30 cm  ? 

Container: 1.9l  ? 

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Picture of Carex Everillo

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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. 7/10 yrs: 40cm x 60cm

Carex Everillo

Container: 1.9l  ? 

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Picture of Carex Everlime

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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. 7/10 yrs: 45cm x 45cm

Carex EVerlime

Container: 1.9l  ? 

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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. 7/10 yrs: 40cm x 40cm

Carex Eversheen

Container: 1.9l  ? 

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Picture of Carex Flagellifera Red

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Native Grass. A popular medium grass with rich bronze/ blood red colour. Tufts of fine curled bronze foliage form a sturdy clump that looks most attractive sways in the breeze. Tough and hardy - looks its best when mass planted. Useful for rockeries and on banks. Sun to part shade and almost any soil. Evergreen.

 

Carex Flagellifera Red

Current Stock Height: 20cm

Container: 14cm  ? 

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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. 7/10 yrs: 40cm x 50cm

Carex Frosted Curls

Current Stock Height: 20/25 cm  ? 

Container: pb3  ? 

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Carex Frosted Curls

Current Stock Height: 20/30 cm  ? 

Container: 1.5l  ? 

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Carex Frosted Curls

Current Stock Height: 25/35 cm  ? 

Container: 1.5l  ? 

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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.

 

Colour: Cream
Habit: Clump forming
Est. Hgt. 7/10 yrs: 1m x 1m

Chionochloa Flavicans

Current Stock Height: 10 cm

Container: 1.5l  ? 

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Chionochloa Flavicans

Current Stock Height: 15/25 cm  ? 

Container: 1.3 litre  ? 

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Native - Hook Sedge. This clump forming sedge has attractive foliage in tones of bronzy red. In summer little brown flowers appear and produce seeds that have a 'hook' on the tip hence the common name. Grow in sun or part shade in humus rich soil that does not completely dry out. Evergreen.

 

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

Uncinia Ruapehu

Current Stock Height: 15/20 cm  ? 

Container: 1.9l  ? 

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