Carex testacea is an ornamental grass with striking color and texture that is sure to turn heads. A popular choice in the landscape, this sedge is prized for its year-round color and low maintenance and is well suited for the California garden. Orange New Zealand Sedge will bring beauty and color to your garden and is sure to be a favorite.
This evergreen ornamental grass, commonly known as Orange Sedge, features narrow, arching glossy leaves that range in colors from olive green, to golden brown and coppery orange depending on light intensity. Dense clumps of upright-arching, finely textured foliage can grow up to 2 ft. tall and wide. The orange coloration is most vivid during the cooler months.
Carex testacea is an excellent choice for gardeners looking to add color, texture, and movement to their garden design. Its compact size and low maintenance requirements make it ideal for small spaces, containers, rock gardens, borders, or in mass plantings in borders. This perennial sedge prefers moist soil and grows well near ponds or water features and looks stunning with its arching leaves spilling over rocks or ledges. For a dramatic effect, feature the Orange Sedge in the landscape next to plants with contrasting colors or textures.
The fine-textured foliage and unexpected color of the Orange New Zealand Sedge add an elegant accent to the landscape and is sure to become a favorite in the garden.