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Carex buchananii 'Red Rooster'
Common Name: Leatherleaf Sedge Family: Cyperaceae (The Sedge Family)

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This richly coloured selection of leatherleaf sedge has wiry, orangey-reddish-brown foliage in a nice vase shape. Great in containers and, because of its texture and shape, great in combination with almost anything! Originally from New Zealand.

Geogrpahical Origin:
Native Habitat:
Damp grasslands.

ClassEvergreen  Primary Bloom ColourGreen 
TypeGrass  Secondary Bloom Colour 
Height12-24'  Bloom TimeSpring 
Spread8-12'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureFull - Part Sun Sun  Foliage ColourBurgundy/Red/Purple 
Soil MoistureMoist Average  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone7-10  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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