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 fertile soil

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

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Carex flagellifera 'Kiwi'
Carex flagellifera 'Kiwi'