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Carex brunnea 'Variegata', variegated Japanese sedge, is an evergreen perennial grass-like plant with a clumping, tufted growth habit. It is a very hardy, easy care plant. It grows to around 60cms high and 50 cms wide. It has narrow arching leaves that are green, finely striped with silver. It likes a full sun to part shade position, and well drained soil. Good for massed drifts, narrow border plantings and container growing. Withstands salt spray.
Flower colour: brown
Flowering season: not specified
Maximum height: 0.6 metres
Minimum height: not specified
Maximum width: 0.5 metres
Minimum width: not specified
This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.
Yes. Attracts: Lizards, insects.
This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate, subtropical, tropical.
Loam: moist, well-drained.
Clay: moist, well-drained.
Soil pH: 5.5-7.5
Planting season: Any.
Types of fertiliser: not specified.