Is Carex native to NZ?
This popular NZ native perennial grass forms a densely tufted clump of arching, weeping foliage that has a distinctive green and orange colouring. With such a contrasting colour, this plant is a good choice for mass planting or large landscaping projects.
Is Carex a perennial?
Carex is a huge genus of more than 1,500 species of perennials with triangular, grass-like stems and panicles of flowerheads in short spikes. Most species are from wet areas such as bogs or damp woods. There is a Carex species to suit almost any garden situation.
How do Carex comans grow?
How to grow Carex Comans Bronze
- Position: Sun or partial shade.
- Foliage: Evergreen grass, foliage stays all year.
- Soil and site: Any well drained soil, poorly drained and damp soil.
- Flowering time: Summer.
- Growth rate: Moderate.
- Ultimate height and spread: 35cm x 60cm.
- Hardiness: Fully Hardy.
Will Carex grow in shade?
Likes. Most carex prefer reliably moist soil in sun or light shade. A few like wet soil, with others preferring acid soil. Bronze-leaved varieties produce their best leaf colour when grown in sun.
Can Carex take sun?
Carex ‘Feather Falls’ prefers full shade to full sun and moist to wet, well-drained soil. Its ability to take full sun makes it particularly useful. It is quite dramatic if grown in a tall container or in a pot on a pedestal that will emphasize its super long leaves.
Can Carex grow in full sun?
A versatile Carex that would grow in most gardens is palm sedge, Carex muskingumensis. It tolerates sun or shade, dry or wet. Beginner gardeners can’t go wrong with this one.
What can I plant with bronze Carex?
Carex comans ‘Bronze Form’ is particularly useful for adding winter interest, particularly in containers where it looks good planted with spring bulbs and ivies. Like most perennial grasses, it benefits from a tidy up in spring to remove dead foliage and encourage new growth.
How do you grow Carex Frosted Curls?
Easy to grow, Carex Comans Frosted Curls thrives in well-drained, fertile soil and full sun to partial shade. Although it is not very finicky when it comes to growing conditions, this cultivar dislikes overly wet soils, especially during the winter months.