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UNCINIA uncinata

Commonly known as Hook grass, Hook-sedge

Low compact habit with the nearest to red leaves of any ornamental grass
Further Reading....

  • Evergreen - flat, rough-margined, pale brown to red-brown leaves 5-10cm (2-4in) long.
  • Height - 25cm (10in)
  • Spread - 30cm (12in)
  • 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
  • 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)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade - light, dappled shade
  • Additional Features - Pests & Diseases - - none
  • Place of origin - New Zealand
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • Leaf Colour (if not green) - Red -
  • Seasonal Interest - Autumn -
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Winter
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - - humus-rich
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25cm (10in)
Ornamental Grass - guide for size not form Hand Trowel
  30cm (12in)
 

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