Scientific Name: Carex buchananii
Common Name: leatherleaf sedge
Family Name: Cyperaceae
Origin: Australia / New Zealand
Hardiness Zone: Zone 6: (-23 to -18 °C)
Plant Type: Broadleaf evergreen, Poales (grass-like)
Mature Size: 0.4 - 0.7m x 0.3 - 0.6m (height x width)
Habit: Arching, Dense, Spreading
Form: Mounded
Texture: Fine
Landscape Uses: Accent plant, Alpine, Aquatic - ponds, Bedding plant, Container planting, Fall interest, Group or mass planting, Hanging basket, Perennial border, Rock garden, Small garden/space, Specimen plant
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Grass-like, Basal, Leathery, Glabrous, Linear, Serrulate
Flowers: Spikelet, White, Jun-Jul
Fruit: Achene, Brown, Aug-Sep
Key ID Features:
Leaves leathery and bronze, upright with tips curled, basal, linear, 50-70cm long x 0.5-1mm wide, margins serrulate, wedge.