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Carex flagellifera 'Toffee Twist'

Description

Toffee Twist Sedge is an evergreen to semi-evergreen sedge with interesting arching bronzy leaves that add dramatic color and fine foliage to your garden. This clumping sedge is low maintenance and provides year-round interest.

Plant in average moist garden soil in full sun to partial shade. It can be used in a container, in a border or as a groundcover. Sedges do best if the foliage is trimmed in late winter.

Cultivars / Varieties:
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Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#sun#yellow#full sun#bronze#brown#container plant#partial sun#sedge#yellow leaves#low maintenance#fall interest#ornamental grass#year-round interest#bronze leaves#brown blades#bronze blades#yellow blades#borders
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Carex
    Species:
    flagellifera
    Family:
    Cyperaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Division
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    New Zealand
    Wildlife Value:
    Deer resistant
    Dimensions:
    Height: 1 ft. 6 in. - 2 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 1 ft. 6 in. - 2 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Annual
    Ornamental Grass
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Semi-evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Arching
    Clumping
    Dense
    Growth Rate:
    Slow
    Maintenance:
    Low
    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 Texture:
    Clay
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Available Space To Plant:
    12 inches-3 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Piedmont
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Insignificant
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Semi-evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Gold/Yellow
    Green
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Whorled
    Leaf Shape:
    Linear
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Width:
    < 1 inch
    Leaf Description:
    The bronzy leaves grow from a dense fountain-like clump and are up to 2 feet long and 1/2 inch wide with entire margins.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Small Space
    Walkways
    Woodland
    Landscape Theme:
    Rain Garden
    Rock Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Mass Planting
    Small groups
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer