Carex comans Berggr.

New Zealand Hair Sedge

Family: Cyperaceae

Genus: Carex

Category: Grass

Zones: 7 to 9

Size: To 18" tall and wide

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun


Foliage is long and thin and cascades over the mound. Usually bronze colored foliage. Needs good drainage and likes moisture. Darke notes that most of the green-leaf varieties sold are actually Carex albula Allan. Likes consistently moist but well-drained soil. Cool season grass.


'Bronze' - new growth and winter color is coppery pink.

'Red Rooster' - copper bronze foliage.


Native to New Zealand.

Published in Minneskr. Kongl. Fysiogr. Sällsk. Lund 8: 28 in 1877.


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