Leatherleaf sedge

Carex buchananii

Leatherleaf sedge - Carex buchananii

Common Name: Leatherleaf sedge
Genus: Carex
Species: buchananii

Category: Grasses & Bamboos
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has interesting foliage, Suitable for growing in containers

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.75 m (75 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.90 m (90 cm)

Foliage Type: EvergreenFlower Colour: Brown
Foliage Colour: BrownFlowering Period: July to September

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained




The coppery-brown leaves of this evergreen grass look strangely like hair. An extremely versatile plant - can be grown as a specimen and in containers. We've even seen it planted in a chic urban windowbox with Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigresens'. Brown flower spikes in mid - and late summer.

  • Garden care: Comb through the plant in winter to remove dead foliage


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