The Q&A Archives: carex buchananii

Question: will carex buchananii grow in palm springs ca. they sell it out here but im not sure if it will make the summer .. it would be in an area that gets morning to almost miday sun then is shaded for the rest of the day .. will it live here?

Answer: Carex buchananii - Curly Top Sedge - is a native of New Zealand and should grow well in your gardening zone. The unusual 'brownish' coloring of this sedge along with the curling at the tips of the leaves makes this plant an outstanding addition to any garden. This New Zealand sedge has vertical growth of 1 to 2 feet and a light airy appearance that is useful in mass or as an accent. Plant in full sun to part shade. Useful at the edge of a water garden or in a drier location. Stunning planted with silver and gray foliage, especially in the sun which highlights its coppery-tones.

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