Carex Seeds - Bronze
USDA Zones: 5 - 9
Height: 16 inches
Width: 12 - 14 inches
Foliage Color: Pinkish bronze
Flower Color: None
Growth Rate: Moderate
Fall Color: No change
Soil Requirement: Well-drained, dry, pH 5.0 - 8.0
Environment: Full sun to partial shade
Deer Resistant: Yes
Moisture Requirements: More than some other carex varieties
Latin Name: Carex flagellifera
Temperature: 60 - 68F
Average Germ Time: 14 - 28 days
Light Required: Yes
Depth: Sow on to the surface and cover with 1/8 of topsoil
Sowing Rate: 4 seeds per plant
Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination
Plant Spacing: 20 inches
Care & Maintenance: Carex
Carex (Carex flagellifera Bronze) - If you enjoy ornamental grasses, you have to grow this Carex ornamental grass seed! This bronze drought tolerant Carex grass sedge forms a mop-top of pinkish bronze leaves. It is commonly called Weeping Brown Sedge, and its color and simplicity is a great addition to containers, rock gardens or borders where water conservation is desired. Add this ornamental sedge to mixed borders with greens and brightly colored ornamentals to really appreciate its colors and texture. It is a distinctive addition to a sunny to partly shaded border. Individual plants stand out for their form. Grow ornamental grasses in mass groupings for a lovely ground cover.
How To Grow Carex From Ornamental Grass Seed: Use small pots filled with seed starting mix. Place the Carex seeds onto the soil and cover thinly with sand or soil. To help keep the ornamental grass seed moist until germination occurs, cover the pots with clear plastic wrap. Move the Carex seedlings to direct sunlight once they have sprouted, either in a south facing window or greenhouse and remove the plastic wrap. Transplant the Carex drought tolerant plants into progressively larger containers as they grow. A mature Carex plant can be transplanted outdoors into its permanent place usually within one full growing season. Addition of mycorrhizae fungi to the soil can help enhance root development to support a soil life that will help the Carex ornamental grass. This great image was taken from koloryogrodu.blogspot.com.
Unique Ornamental Grass
You may generally think of blues and purples when you imagine ornamental grasses, but don't overlook this unique presentation of pink-bronze hues!
Beautiful Decorative Grass
How to Grow
It is simplest to start carex seeds indoors before transplanting outdoors. Use small pots that are filled with a seed-starting mix. Place the seeds onto the soil and cover lightly with sand or soil. To help keep these seeds moist until germination occurs, cover the pots with clear plastic wrap. Move the seedlings to direct sunlight once they have sprouted. Transplant the seedlings into progressively larger pots as they grow. A mature plant can be transplanted outdoors to its permanent place usually within one full growing season.
- Environment: full sun to partial shade
- Soil: evenly moist w' pH 5.5-6.8
- Sowing rate: 3 seeds per plant
Weeping Bronze Sedge is a perennial ornamental grass that grows in USDA zones 6 through 9. This variety produces inconspicuous brown flower spikes, but the main attraction is the pinkish-bronze foliage.
- Foliage color: pinkish-bronze
- Plant height: 18 inches
- Fall color: no change