Scientific Name: Carex testacea
Common Name: copper hair sedge, New Zealand orange sedge
Family Name: Cyperaceae
Origin: Australia / New Zealand
Hardiness Zone: Zone 6: (-23 to -18 °C)
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial, Poales (grass-like)
Mature Size: 0.7 - 1.3m x 0.3 - 0.6m (height x width)
Habit: Arching
Form: Weeping
Texture: Fine
Landscape Uses: Ground cover, Group or mass planting, Perennial border, Waterside planting
Exposure: Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media: Humus rich
Leaves: Simple, Grass-like, Basal, Soft flexible, Glabrous, Linear, Entire
Flowers: Spikelet, Brown, Jun
Fruit: Achene, Brown, Jul-Aug
Key ID Features:
Leaves linear 40-60cm long x 1.5-4.5mm wide, arching, green near base to mostly coppery brown (on the same plant); fruit is a brown braid on 1mm floppy stalk (arching and trailing to the ground).