Carex testacea

Common Name : orange New Zealand sedgeFamily : CyperaceaeType : Grass-likeHabit : Clump-formingFlower colour : BrownFlowering from : Mayto AugustFoliage : EvergreenFoliage colour : Green& OrangeSunlight : Full Sun / Part ShadeMoisture : Well-drained / Moist but well-drainedSeason of interest : Spring - Summer - Autumn - WinterHardiness: Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters -15° to -10°

One of the hardiest of the New Zealand Hair Sedges, this species forms pleasing mounds of narrow, bronzy-orange leaves. The soft wig-like texture and unusual colour make this an interesting specimen. Especially nice in a rock garden or containers, surrounded by low green or silvery groundcovers. Good winter interest. Self-sown seedlings often appear, or clumps may be increased by dividing in early spring. [RHS]

See on garden plan - Coordinates: C7