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Carex brunnea 'Variegata' (Variegated sedge, Carex)

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Plant description

carex brunnea variagata  carex

carex brunnea variagata sedge 1240

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.

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: brown
Flowering season: not specified

Plant size

Maximum height: 0.6 metres
Minimum height: not specified

Maximum width: 0.5 metres
Minimum width: not specified

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Yes. Attracts: Lizards, insects.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate, subtropical, tropical.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: moist, well-drained.

Clay: moist, well-drained.

Sand: moist.

Soil pH: 5.5-7.5

Miscellaneous information

Planting season: Any.

Types of fertiliser: not specified.

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