A beautiful uniquely colored Sedge. Carex testacea is a small compact clumping grass-like perennial with narrow burnt-orange colored blades. Plant in full sun or very light shade. Likes well-drained soils and requires regular watering. As foliage ages and gets more sun, the color will become more bold. Small flower spikes appear in Summer but are not significant. If you want plant to multiply, leave spikes on so that is may reseed, which is recommended since this plant is short-lived. Hardy to 15 deg. F.
Sun Exposure: Full Sun (6+ Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Water Needs: Regular
Bloom Season: Summer
Mature Height: 1-2'
Mature Width: 1-2'
Attributes: Deer Resistant, Southwestern Garden, Mediterranean & Tuscan Garden, Seacoast Tolerant, Zen Garden, English & Cottage Garden
Proper planting technique will help your plants thrive! Follow these simple steps to help your plants establish quickly, develop a strong root system, and live longer:
- Properly dig the hole
- Amend the soil to suit each particular plant
- Place the plant and backfill the soil
- Provide ample water for each particular plant
- Review our how to plant guide!
For detailed information, please download our planting guides:
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