Carex buchananii Berggr.

Leatherleaf Sedge

Family: Cyperaceae

Genus: Carex

Category: Grass

Zones: 7 to 9

Size: To 2' tall

Growth Rate: Slow

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade


Upright clump. Narrow foliage is copper-bronze colored. Good drainage. Not particularly appealing to me because of the color and coarse appearance but one of the most popular grasses from New Zealand. Needs shade in hot areas. Slow to establish.


'Green Twist' - green foliage


Native to New Zealand.

Published in J. Bot. 18: 104 in 1880.


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