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Cappuccino New Zealand Sedge, Hybrid Sedge, New Zealand Sedge
This is an eye-catching, useful selection of a sedge native to New Zealand. The slender, arching leaves grow in a clump that is upright in the center and spreading at the edges. They emerge red-brown and mature to a coppery brown, often with bright-orange tips. Though it much resembles an ornamental grass, it comes from a different family of plants, and like many of its fellow sedges, is more versatile than grasses, being tolerant of both full sun and partial sun and moist to almost-wet soils. The tiny flowers appear in clusters atop thin stems in mid-summer. The leaves are evergreen in warm climates, perennial in colder climates, where they wither and brown in autumn. Remove them in winter to make way for the new leaves in spring.
Grow this plant in sun to partial shade in moist, well-drained soil. Use it for its contrasts of color, texture and habit in containers, mixed beds and mixed borders. Or plant it as edging for walkways, or massed as a groundcover.
9 - 7
7 - 9
2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Full Sun, Partial Sun
Spring, Summer, Fall
Container, Edging, Groundcover
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