Glen Murray tussock sedge

Carex flagellifera | Also known as: Copperleaf sedge, Weeping copper sedge Carex flagellaris | Rating: 2 votes | Print / Pdf

No budget for a fountain? The copperleaf sedge needs a lot less water but looks quite rusty.

Glen Murray tussock sedge or carex flagellifera knows how to make a statement. Slender and arching reddish-brown leaves spout forth as if from a water fountain and form an eye-catching feature within flower borders or beds. Glen Murray tussock sedge offers gardening convenience with its accommodating nature, making it a handy choice for a range of locations within a garden design. It can grow in partial shade as well as areas of full sunlight and does well in most types of soil as long as they are fertile, offer good drainage and are kept moist. In addition to beds and borders, this sedge also provides an exciting explosion of colour and texture for groundcover or patio pots.

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Known dangers?
  • no
Height [m]
  • 1.1
Spread [m]
  • 0.9
Dominant flower colour
  • Brown
Flower Fragrance
  • No, neutral please
Flowering seasons
  • Early summer
  • Mid summer
  • Late summer
Foliage in spring
  • Brown-green
Foliage in summer
  • Brown or bronze
Foliage in Autumn
  • Brown or bronze
Foliage in winter
  • Brown or bronze
Propagation methods
  • seed
  • division
Growth habit
  • Dense
  • Acidic
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline
Hardiness zone
  • Z7-9
Heat zone
  • H9-7
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -18 - -1
Heat days
  • 60 - 150
  • well-drained
  • well-drained but frequently watered
Soil type
  • sandy
  • Clay
  • chalky
  • loams
Sun requirements
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Exposed
  • Sheltered
Standard category
  • Grasses, ferns & bamboo
  • Grasses
Grown for
  • Ornamental Foliage
Creative category
  • Kid Approved
  • For Beginners
  • For every season
Garden type
  • Cottage garden
  • Containers
  • City
Garden spaces
  • Flower beds
  • Borders
Gardening expertise
  • beginner
Time to reach full size
  • 2 to 5 years