Carex testacea

Orange New Zealand Sedge

Boething Treeland Farms grows over 1,200 varieties of trees, shrubs, perennials and specialty plants on ten California nurseries to serve the wholesale landscape and nursery industries throughout the Western United States and beyond.

Plant Type: Grasses / Shrubs

Evergreen-Deciduous: Evergreen

Overall Mature Size: Small

Also Grown As: Bush

Mature Height & Spread: 2' x 3'

Natural Growth Habit: Vase, Clumping

Native To: Australia/New Zealand

Exposure: Full Sun

Water: Medium Water

Flower Color: Insignificant

Bloom Time:

Special Features: Deer Resistant

Container Sizes: #1

Sunset Garden Zones: 4-9, 14-24

A Bit More

Carex testacea, or Orange Sedge, is a fine way to add some unexpected color and texture to damp spots in your garden that get plenty of sunlight. Blade-like leaves are green at the base, and fade to persimmon orange at the tips. Orange sedge will reseed, but is not so aggressive that invasiveness is a concern. Carex testacea is evergreen, very cold hardy (down to 20ºF) and its distinctive orange is brightest in the winter months. Plant Orange Sedge where you have a sunny but persistently damp patch of soil, right down to the water’s edge of a pond.

A Bit More

Carex testacea, or Orange Sedge, is a fine way to add some unexpected color and texture to damp spots in your garden that get plenty of sunlight. Blade-like leaves are green at the base, and fade to persimmon orange at the tips. Orange sedge will reseed, but is not so aggressive that invasiveness is a concern. Carex testacea is evergreen, very cold hardy (down to 20ºF) and its distinctive orange is brightest in the winter months. Plant Orange Sedge where you have a sunny but persistently damp patch of soil, right down to the water’s edge of a pond.