Leatherleaf Sedge
Carex buchananii 'Red Rooster'

Family: Cyperaceae (sy-peer-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Carex (KAR-eks) (Info)
Species: buchananii (byoo-kah-NAN-ee-eye) (Info)
Cultivar: Red Rooster

Category:

Ornamental Grasses and Bamboo

Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

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Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

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Bloom Color:

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Bloom Time:

Late Fall/Early Winter

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Herbaceous

Good Fall Color

Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

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Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

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Seed Collecting:

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Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

North Fork, California

Niceville, Florida

Acworth, Georgia

Spencer, New York

Raleigh, North Carolina

Canby, Oregon

Hamburg, Pennsylvania

Austin, Texas

Belton, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Apr 18, 2013, GRDO from Cape Girardeau, MO wrote:

Have grown this carex in 20" pots outdoors from 4" starters and it has done well for 2 years. Survived below freezing winters and hot upper 90's in summer. Ready to divide and make more now. Makes wonderful contrast to the usual perennials.

Positive

On Aug 21, 2012, Kim_M from Hamburg, PA (Zone 6b) wrote:

Slow grower but beautiful color. This plant was left outside in a pot and survived the winter. I have it in the ground now and must be hardy at least 6b.