CAREX buchananii

Part shade
Well drained soil
Pot Size


Carex buchananii

Height x Spread: 60cm x 45cm.

A very striking foliage plant forming strong upright clumps of gently arching russet brown leaves like a fine bristled brush, the dramatic billowing effect further enhanced by clouds of seed heads in autumn. 

New to the nursery in 2017, we were impressed by how well this evergreen sedge kept its form and unusual colour even through winter.  Perfect for adding informal structure and movement to a mixed border, its uncommon hue makes delicious combinations with yellows, oranges and pale pinks, but especially so with pale blue-green foliage. Native to New Zealand, it thrives in a free-draining soil, if protected from winter wet, in sun or partial shade.