New Zealand Hair Sedge
Carex comans 'Bronze'

Family: Cyperaceae (sy-peer-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Carex (KAR-eks) (Info)
Species: comans (KO-manz) (Info)
Cultivar: Bronze

Category:

Ornamental Grasses and Bamboo

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 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:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:

N/A

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Regional

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

Richmond, California

Ludington, Michigan

Chesterland, Ohio

Arlington, Tennessee

Provo, Utah

Sammamish, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

2
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RatingContent
Positive

On May 14, 2006, Katye from Kirkland, WA (Zone 7b) wrote:

A very well-behaved sedge - it does reseed, but not profusely. Seedlings/babies are easy to transplant.
I enjoy the coloring - it combines well with golden-yellows, coral, orange, red (on the yellow side of the spectrum), and peach colors.

Positive

On Apr 5, 2005, Shadyfolks from Chesterland, OH (Zone 5b) wrote:

I bought this plant in 2001 in NC and have been growing it in Z5 with no extra winter protection other than the snow we get (I do live in snow belt country and we do get a LOT of snow.)This plant receives morning and some mid-day sun. It is very happy here and reseeds itself freely.

4/06
Well, I have to say that my mother plant up and died over the winter, very disappointing. I am happy that I still have some babies to replace it.