Carex testacea
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SEEDS OF CAREX TESTACEA - ORANGE SEDGE

Ornamental grass used as a ground-cover. Highly appreciated in gardens for the colour of its foliage.

Perennial plant up to 40cm with narrow, arching, and olive-green leaves turning coppery-orange in winter. Little brown flowers.

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Sow outdoors
Flowering
Average germination (%) 70
Climate Zone Mediterranean
Flower colour Brown
Hardiness Drought resistant, Hardy (tolerates temperatures down to -15ºC)
Plant usage Coastal garden, Gardening, Grass, Groundcover
Seeds per gram 1250
Soil - Moisture Moist, Well-drained
Soil - Ph Neutral to acid
Soil - Type No preference

Direct sowing in spring. Lightly cover the seeds and maintain the humidity until germination is completed.

Adapts to any humid and well-drained soils.

It is found throughout New Zealand in lowland to mountain forests, grasslands and sand dunes.

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