Carex testacea

Common Name : copper hair sedgeFamily : CyperaceaeType : Grass-likeHabit : Clump-formingFlower colour : BrownFlowering from : Mayto AugustFoliage : EvergreenFoliage colour : Green& OrangeHardiness : H5
Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters -15° to -10°
Sunlight : Full Sun / Part ShadeMoisture : Well-drained / Moist but well-drainedSeason of interest : Spring - Summer - Autumn - Winter

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.

2020.- Doesn’t develop, maybe too dry?

2019- Average development at the end of winter. Collected a specimen for the fern wall at the beginning of September. Failed attempt!

2018- Seems less beautiful at the beginning of the season. Lack of water? Watered in June, seems to grow a little better.

2017- Passed the winter well. Very nice tufts.

2016- Planted between the roots of the fir tree. Mid-May begins to grow a little. During July very well developed. Spikes at the end of very long flexible stems (almost a meter!).
Measured a spikelet stem at 2.40 m early September !!!

See on garden plan - Coordinates: C07