CAREX buchananii

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CAREX buchananii

Leatherleaf Sedge
[Red Rooster]
Select Item No. ZA078

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: bogs, moist meadows, riverbanks, forest margins.
Special Features: Wiry red leaves that develop a distinctive red-brown-color with age. Try this sedge planted alone in a tall container making the most of its foliage color and vase shape. Unpretentious.
 
Basic Colour: (white / cream)
Flower: inconspicuous
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z6 - Z9
Foliage: narrowly acute, orange-red-brown wiry blades
Growth Habit: clumping / evergreen / wintergreen
Height with Flowers: 50 cm
Spacing between Plants: 20 cm
Soil Requirements: moist / gritty / well-drained / rocky / loamy / warm
Location:
Characteristics: ornamental foliage plant
Usage: for the rock garden
Grams per 1000 seeds: 0.625 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
1600
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
3 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 4 per cell
Plug tray recommended size(s): 128 / 288
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):
autumn - early spring
Sowing to Germination: 4 - 8 weeks
Germination to Transplant: 4 - 6 weeks
Transplanting to Potting: 6 - 8 weeks
Cutting back at Transplanting: Not Necessary.
Container Size(s): 1 plug per 8/9 cm (3 1/2") / 1-2 plugs per 11/12 cm (4 1/2") / 2-3 plugs per 15 cm (6")
Vernalization: No vernalization required for flowering in the first year.
Forcing: This species is not a suitable candidate for forcing.
Fertilizer: Medium (150-200 ppm)
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