Bronze New Zealand hair sedge 'Green Form'

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Carex comans, an ever green grass, grows in a mound with long thread like arching leaves. It's usually bronze in colour but there are green varieties too. It grows to around 30cm high and 60cm wide and likes moist soil so it's well suited to being grown alongside a garden pond. It also looks great in a container. It's an easy plant to grow and it's hardy. It likes full sun or partial shade. It produces spikes of small brown flowers but they don't add much to the look of this plant which is grown mainly for the striking foliage.

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Plant
Known dangers?
  • no
Height [m]
  • 0.2 - 0.3
Spread [m]
  • 0.75
Dominant flower colour
  • Brown
Flower Fragrance
  • No, neutral please
Flowering seasons
  • Mid summer
  • Late summer
Foliage in spring
  • Red shades
Foliage in summer
  • Red shades
Foliage in Autumn
  • Red shades
Foliage in winter
  • Red shades
Propagation methods
  • seed
  • division
Growth habit
  • Clump-forming
Environment
Acidity
  • Acidic
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline
Hardiness zone
  • Z7-9
Heat zone
  • H9-7
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -18 - -1
Heat days
  • 60 - 150
Moisture
  • well-drained
  • well-drained but frequently watered
Soil type
  • sandy
  • Clay
  • chalky
  • loams
Sun requirements
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Exposure
  • Exposed
  • Sheltered
Usage
Standard category
  • Grasses, ferns & bamboo
  • Grasses
Grown for
  • Ornamental Foliage
Creative category
  • Kid Approved
  • For Beginners
Garden type
  • Cottage garden
  • Containers
  • City
Garden spaces
  • Flower beds
  • Borders
Gardening expertise
  • beginner
Time to reach full size
  • 2 to 5 years
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Carex comans, an ever green grass, grows in a mound with long thread like arching leaves. It's usually bronze in colour but there are green varieties too. It grows to around 30cm high and 60cm wide and likes moist soil so it's well suited to being grown alongside a garden pond. It also looks great in a container. It's an easy plant to grow and it's hardy. It likes full sun or partial shade. It produces spikes of small brown flowers but they don't add much to the look of this plant which is grown mainly for the striking foliage.