Carex appressa

Family
Cyperaceae
Description
Carex appressa - 'Tall Sedge', 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. Carex is very hardy and can be used in wet and dry aspects in the landscape. Ideal for Rain Gardens.
Dimensions
H: 800mm to 1 metre W: 1 metre
Flowering
Spring with rusty/brown flowers and seed heads on stems rising from the basal clump.
Aspect
Full sun to 50% shade. Protected coastal aspects are best. Inland it can handle cold & medium frost to –10ºC.
Soil Type
Wet and dry sandy loam, clay loams.
Maintenance
Trim back by half every 2 to 3 years, Fertilize with slow release fertilizer after trimming.
Available Sizes
Viro-cells, Viro-tubes and 140mm Pots, (pot by order only).
Planting Rates
Mass planting; 5 to 7/m2, Specimen; 3 to 5/m2