CAREX buchananii 'Firefox'

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CAREX buchananii 'Firefox'

Leatherleaf Sedge
Select Item No. ZA068

Quantitative Restriction

One Portion is usually sufficient for approx. 50 plants.
Please switch to gram for larger quantities.

Plant Description

Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Cyperaceae
Origin: New Zealand
Special Features: Less arching than the typical form and more winter hardy, outstanding ornamental grass. A great choice for borders, meadows, rock gardens or containers. Outstanding ornamental grass. 'Firefox' has proven winter hardier, and would be worth testing in colder regions where the common species has not been possible.
Historical: Introduced by JELITTO PERENNIAL SEEDS in 2011.
Basic Colour: (white / cream)
Natural Flowering Period: August - September
Flower: inconspicuous
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z5 - Z9
Foliage: intensive fox brown to reddish, evergreen (brown)
Growth Habit: erect / evergreen / wintergreen
Height with Flowers: 60 cm
Spacing between Plants: 60 cm
Soil Requirements: moist / gritty / well-drained / rocky / loamy
Characteristics: ornamental foliage plant
Usage: for the rock garden
Grams per 1000 seeds: 0.71429 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
2 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 3 - 5 per cell
Plug tray recommended size(s): 72 / 128
Sowing Direction:

(16) See 15 with the exception of germination being slower and more irregular. This poses no problems.

(15) Rapidly germinating, keep seed in constant moisture (not wet) with temperatures of about +20°C [68°F]. Seeds must be covered thinly. Do not cover very small seeds, but tightly press into the earth. Keep in cooler conditions after germination occurs.

Best Sowing Date
(northern Hemisphere, Field condition):
late autumn - early spring
Sowing to Germination: 4 - 6 weeks
Germination to Transplant: 4 - 6 weeks
Transplanting to Potting: 6 - 8 weeks
Container Size(s): 1 plug per 8/9 cm (3 1/2") / 1-2 plugs per 11/12 cm (4 1/2")
Fertilizer: Medium (150-200 ppm)
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