Australian Native Orchids. Native orchids range from the spectacular epiphytic (growing on trees) and lithophytic (growing on rocks) species of the tropical jungles and warmer areas of Australia, to the intricately subtle terrestrial (growing in the ground) species found throughout the dry eucalypts forests throughout the continent.
Native Hibiscus. An ever increasing interest in native hibiscus has led to the horticultural development of a number of new cultivars which rival the exotic types in beauty and flower size.
Angus's Top Gum Trees for Gardens. Angus Stewart's list of the best gum trees (Eucalyptus, Corymbia and Angophora) for Australian gardens.
Native grasses and friends. An exciting thing is happening in the world of Australian plants. Wild species that have tantalised gardeners in the past are now being improved to create a diverse palette of new varieties that offer all kinds of advantages. In particular, the necessity for water-wise, low maintenance gardens has inspired interest in plants that can be used as ground covers that will not only suppress weeds and erosion but also look fantastic.
Carex appressa, commonly known as 'Tall Sedge', is an evergreen perennial clumping plant. It has lime green upright foliage. It is a great foliage contrast with grasses and strappy leafed plants. Carex is a very hardy and useful plant for both wet and dry aspects in the garden. Carex is ideal for rain and bog gardens.
Use Carex carefully as the foliage may irritate sensitive skin, so best kept away from pathways and where children play.
Flower colour: brown
Flowering season: spring winter
Maximum height: 1 metres
Minimum height: 0.8 metres
Maximum width: 0.8 metres
Minimum width: not specified
This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.
Yes. Attracts: Frogs, insects, lizards.
This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate, subtropical, tropical.
Loam: wet, moist, well-drained.
Clay: wet, moist.
Sand: wet, moist.
Soil pH: 5.5-7.5
Native to: Australia.
Planting season: Any.
Types of fertiliser: not specified.