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Carex brunnea

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Carex brunnea

Carbru
Greater Brown Sedge,
$0.00 ex GST
 
Wantirna
B7
Size: 14cm
Available: 12
$/Unit (EX GST): $5.25 ex GST
$/Unit (INC GST): $5.78 inc GST
Botanical Name: Common Names:
Carex brunnea Greater Brown Sedge,

Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen

Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Grasses, Strappy & Tufting Clumping, Dense, Tufting, Upright

Description:
Tough growing clumping sedge with upright, arching green foliage. Ornamental brown flowers and seed heads appear on stems in spring. Tolerates wet and dry soils making this a great choice for rain gardens, difficult boggy sites, wetlands, dry river beds and protected coastal areas. Grows to approx 30cm-50cm H x 30cm-50cm W.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
30-60cm 30-60cm

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun, Semi Shade Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Bird Attracting, Borders / Shrubbery, Coastal Garden, Courtyard, Erosion Control, Foliage Feature / Colour, Low Water Garden, Mass Planting, Rockery, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Aphids, Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes: Spray for aphids if required. Remove spent flower heads if you do not want plant to seed. Trim back by half every 3 years and feed with a slow release fertiliser.

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Keep moist during dry periods, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Cyperaceae Asia

Characteristics
Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: Brown
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Spring
Fruit: Yes

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Fast
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: Low
Drought: Medium / Moderate
Frost: High
Wind: Medium / Moderate
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