CAREX testacea

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CAREX testacea

Orange Tufted Sedge
[Orange Sedge, Indian Summer, Prairie Fire]
Select Item No. ZA111

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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: Colorful early season, olive green foliage that changes to orange-brown and turns to orange tones in fall.
 
Basic Colour: (brown)
Flower Colour: tan to brown
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z6 - Z9
Foliage: olive-green to orange-brown to orange
Growth Habit: clumping
Height with Flowers: 45 cm
Spacing between Plants: 45 cm
Soil Requirements: moist
Location:
Characteristics: ornamental foliage plant
Usage: for the rock garden
Grams per 1000 seeds: 0.8 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
1250
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
3 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 3 per cell
Plug tray recommended size(s): open flats / 72
Sowing Direction:

(9) These seeds germinate rapidly depending on species and origin. If germination does not occur after 3–4 weeks a cooling period of 2–4 weeks is recommended.

Best Sowing Date
(northern Hemisphere, Field condition):
late autumn - early spring
Sowing to Germination: 8 - 10 weeks
Germination to Transplant: 4 - 6 weeks
Transplanting to Potting: 6 - 8 weeks
Cutting back at Transplanting: Cut-back once to keep more compact.
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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