Orange Sedge, Speckled Sedge, Red Switch Grass Carex testacea

Detailed Listing For
Botanical Name:

Carex testacea

Family:

Cyperaceae

Genus:

Carex

Species:

testacea

Common Name:

Orange Sedge, Speckled Sedge, Red Switch Grass

Seeds Per Pound:
412,727
Quantity:
0.06 lb
Average Viable Seeds/Packet:
36
Germination:
40%
Germination Test Type:
estimate
Purity:
99%
Height:
2-4 feet
Collection Locale:
New Zealand
Crop Year:
2018
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
6
In Stock: 0.06 lb
Prices
Sample Bulk Pricing
1 packet
9.95
1 g
59.95
10 g
189.50
1 oz
349.95
Growing Info:
Scarification: none required.
Stratification: none required.
Germination: Surface sow and just cover with vermiculite. Sow in temperatures of 70-75F (20-25C). Do not exclude light.
In a Nutshell:
* This is a popular "ornamental grass" even though it is technically a sedge. Grown mostly for its warm orange color and dense clump forming habit.
* Works well in a perennial border or container in either full sun or partial shade.
* It is native to New Zealand where it grows on sand dunes proving its drought and salt tolerance.
* Leaves are olive green in partial shade and orange in full sun and in the fall/winter. Mass plantings are spectacular! more...
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