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Carex buchananii

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
KAIR-eks boo-kah-NAN-ee-eye
Description

Leatherleaf Sedge is a low maintenance ornamental grass native to New Zeland.  It has showy colorful leaves that have excellent fall color and winter interest.  

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Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#evergreen#low maintenance#winter interest#fall interest#deer resistant#HS302
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#evergreen#low maintenance#winter interest#fall interest#deer resistant#HS302
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Carex
    Species:
    buchananii
    Family:
    Cyperaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Division
    Seed
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    New Zealand
    Dimensions:
    Height: 1 ft. 0 in. - 2 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 1 ft. 0 in. - 2 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Ornamental Grass
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Semi-evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Arching
    Clumping
    Erect
    Maintenance:
    Low
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gray/Silver
    Green
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Insignificant
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Good Cut
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Semi-evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Red/Burgundy
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Rock Wall
    Walkways
    Landscape Theme:
    Rock Garden
    Winter Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Mass Planting
    Attracts:
    Butterflies
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Drought