Carex flagellifera 'Kiwi'
- Kiwi Weeping Sedge
As the name suggests, this is a green version of the very striking
bronze-leaf weeping brown sedge (Carex
flagellifera). In our area both grow to roughly the same size and
shape but 'Kiwi' has an added twist of lime.
With its cascading effect 'Kiwi' is excellent in a container, where
it will also grow very quickly. The one in the picture grew from a plug
into a good-sized plant in one season.
Description: high arching clumps; cool
season, evergreen in milder climates
Foliage - lime-green color; narrow blade width; 35-50 cm (14-20") tall
Flowers - sparse; bloom in late spring; 50-75 cm (20-30")
Ideal conditions: full sun or light shade; moist
Coldest zone: 5, possibly Zone 4
(find your zone; further info on plant hardiness)
Partner with: Persicaria
polymorpha, Amsonia hubrichtii, Schizachyrium
Drought Tolerance Rating: 3 (water to root depth every
week) (further info)
The species is native to: New Zealand
Season of interest: year-round in milder climates
Recommended spacing between plants: 40-90cm (16-36")
why such a difference?
Pronunciation: Carex (KAIR-ex) flagellifera (FLAH-jill-ih-fer-ah)
More ornamental grasses
Compare Carex flagellifera 'Kiwi' to our other grasses in
this handy chart.