Carex buchananii (also called leatherleaf sedge)
Evergreen, arching, tussock-forming sedge in shades of brownish-red. Popular with poultry.
All year round.
Habit – dense, tussock-forming, arching. H: 75cm S: 390cm
Leaves – narrow, slightly in-curled in shades of bronze/brown/red.
Flowers – insignificant, followed by closely held seed heads.
Full sun to partial shade.
Moisture retentive but well drained.
Use a small hand fork to comb out old growth in spring. Cut back in spring if the plant is becoming untidy.
Divide in spring or sow seed. Will self seed, giving a supply of seedlings to be potted up, or treat as weeds.
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