Mýrastigi

Carex buchananii 'Red Rooster'

Leatherleaf Sedge

syn. Buchanan's Sedge

Cyperaceae

Height

30 - 50 cm

Flower colour

brown

Inflorence type

spikes

Flowering time

August - September

Foliage colour

bronze

Sunlight

sun - partial shade

Soil

well drained, moist

pH

acid - neutral - alkaline

Hardiness

seems hardy

Plant range

garden variety, the species is native to New Zealand

Carex is the largest genus in the family Cyperaceae with around 2000 species. Most species grow in moist soil although there are exceptions to that.  The species are distributed globally, most in arctic and temperate regions. 

Propagation:


Division in spring or fall. 

Medium sized sedge with bronze coloured foliage that is evergreen (or everbrown). It doesn't like soil that is too wet or too dry, so it should be well drained, yet moist. Grows best in full sun.

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