Carex berggrenii Petrie

Caramel Carpet Sedge

Family: Cyperaceae

Genus: Carex

Category: Grass

Zones: 5 to 9

Size: 4" tall, 6" wide

Growth Rate: Slow

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade


Tufts of caramel to copper foliage. Rhizomatous but slow spreading. Color best in full sun. Needs moisture. Not particularly high on my list but to each their own.


Native to New Zealand.

Published in Trans. & Proc. New Zealand Inst. 18: 297 in 1885.


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