Carex appressa is a hardy sedge for wet and dry zones. It is an ideal plant for Constructed Wetlands, Rain Gardens and general revegetation of riparian zones along creeks and rivers. Carex appressa also has ornamental landscape applications such as dry river bed gardens, and damp and poorly draining areas of the garden.
H: 900mm to 1 metre W: 1 metre
Spring with rusty/brown flowers and seed heads on stems rising from the basal clump. Carex is a tussock with lime green upright to spreading foliage. Its foliage may scratch, so best kept away from pedestrian traffic. Great foliage contrast with grasses.
Full sun to 50% shade. Protected coastal aspects are best. Inland it can handle cold & medium frost to –10ºC.
Wet and dry sandy loam, clay loams.
Trim back by half every 2 to 3 years, Fertilize with slow release fertilizer after trimming.
Viro-tubes. We can contract grow 140mm pots or larger to order.
Mass planting; 5 to 7/m2, Specimen; 3 to 5/m2