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Commonly known as: Hook grass, Hook-sedge.
Low compact habit with the nearest to red leaves of any ornamental grass
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- Pests & Diseases - none
- Place of Origin - New Zealand
- Hardy - average winter - Hardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)
- Height - 25cm (10in)
- Spread - 30cm (12in)
- Evergreen - flat, rough-margined, pale brown to red-brown leaves 5-10cm (2-4in) long.
- Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch. - densely tufted perennial. Produces dark-brown flowers in narrow spikes 15cm (6in) long.
- Ornamental Grasses
- Full Sun
- Partial Shade - light, dappled shade
- Fertile moist well-drained soil - humus-rich
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