Plants: Carex comans 'Bronze' - New Zealand Hair Sedge

Posted by 20.05. 2007 18:58:28 (28073 readers)

Bronze Carex

Rich Honey Tones All Year! Coppery with pink tints in spring, then golden-amber till frost! Now here's a nice change of pace for your edging, containers, and border accents! Bronze Carex is just what its name promises -- an ornamental grass (easy and carefree!) that keeps its honey-toned leaves right through the summer heat and into fall! The only time it changes in when the new foliage emerges in spring -- it's as coppery-bright as a new penny, with pink highlights!This Carex quickly forms a neat little tuft, 10 to 12 inches high and 12 to 20 inches wide.

Its fountainous habit adds a nice "weeping" look to mixed containers, and its bold color contrasts beautifully with all the nearby green-leaved plants. Just the scene-stealer you need for the spring bulb garden, to draw eyes away from the Daffodil foliage once it begins to decline, or for the front of the shrub border, or as a bright edging for the garden path!And this grass is so easy that you just can't go wrong. It thrives in full sunshine or part shade, tolerating heat, humidity, and even drought without greening out or dropping a leaf. Imagine it flanking your Rose garden, edging the patio, or cutting a curving path through a large display of sun-loving annuals!This seed is easy to start, too. Cover it well to germinate, and you should see sprouts in about 2 weeks. It's perennial in zones 7-9, and grown as an annual everywhere else. Never invasive, but easy as pie to grow and enjoy for three long seasons every year! Pkt is 30 seeds. This product can be purchased in the following collection: Ornamental Grass Collection (90291)
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