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Carex testacea (Orange Sedge )

Olive green blades turn a warm copper hue in the summer, then fade to  orange when the colder winter weather arrives. In early summer, brown blooms of inconspicuous flowers form on stems that wilt delicately as the season progresses. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms in early summer
1.5-2 ft tall x 1.5-2 ft wide
HARDY to -40­°F (-40°C)
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Salt tolerant


Zone Zone 6
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade
Moisture Moderate Moisture