CAREX aurea

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CAREX aurea

Golden Sedge
Select Item No. ZA075

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One Portion is usually sufficient for 50-100 plants.
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Plant Description

Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Cyperaceae
Origin: North America, Alaska to Newfoundland, south to Minnesota, Nebraska, New Mexico, and California: moist sand prairies and meadows.
Special Features: Seed heads with berry like, orange-yellow fruits. CAREX aurea forms a loose tuft of leafy culms.
Historical: CAREX aurea is often confused with CAREX garberi.
 
Basic Colour: (brown)
Natural Flowering Period: March - May
Flower: inconspicuous
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z3 - Z9
Foliage: glabrous, relatively tight, light green
Growth Habit: clumping / open, airy
Height with Flowers: 20 cm
Spacing between Plants: 30 cm
Soil Requirements: moist / average
Location:
Characteristics: decorative fruit
Usage: for the rock garden
Grams per 1000 seeds: 1.47059 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
680
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
3 Gram
Plug tray recommended size(s): open flats
Sowing Direction:

(8) These perennial seeds germinate very irregularly over a long period. Lower temperatures of less than +5°C [41°F] are very effective. Seed trays should not be discarded prematurely. Constant moisture must be maintained. Do not leave in direct sunlight. For Alstroemeria we recommend to keep sowing for 3 weeks at approximately +30°C [86°F], then 3 weeks at +5°C [41°F], then at +21°C [70°F].

Container Size(s): 1-2 plugs per 11/12 cm (4 1/2")
Fertilizer: Medium (150-200 ppm)
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