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Mop-headed Sedge Carex comans

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KAIR-eks KOH-manz
Description

New Zealand Hair Sedge is a perennial sedge native to New Zealand that grows in a weeping clump with very fine leaves that look like a head of hair.  It prefers full sun to partial shade  and moist soils.  Plant it along streambanks or pond margins, in groups along slopes or in containers where the drooping foliage can be admired..

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Amazon Mist'
'Amazon Mist'
Tags:
#evergreen#perennial#wildlife plant#rush#sedge#slopes#riparian#ornamental grass#stream banks#pond margins#rock gardens#larval host plant#butterfly friendly#pollinator garden#various satyr butterfly
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Amazon Mist'
'Amazon Mist'
Tags:
#evergreen#perennial#wildlife plant#rush#sedge#slopes#riparian#ornamental grass#stream banks#pond margins#rock gardens#larval host plant#butterfly friendly#pollinator garden#various satyr butterfly
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Carex
    Species:
    comans
    Family:
    Cyperaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Division
    Seed
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    New Zealand
    Wildlife Value:
    This plant supports various Satyr larvae.
    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 Grasses and Sedges
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Clumping
    Dense
    Weeping
    Maintenance:
    Medium
    Texture:
    Fine
  • 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:
    Moist
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    7b, 7a, 8b, 8a, 9b, 9a, 10b, 10a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Insignificant
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Green
    Red/Burgundy
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Pond
    Riparian
    Slope/Bank
    Landscape Theme:
    Butterfly Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Rock Garden
    Water Garden
    Design Feature:
    Mass Planting
    Small groups
    Attracts:
    Butterflies
    Pollinators
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Drought