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Red Rooster Carex
Carex buchananii 'Red Rooster'

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 7a-9b  Find Your Zone

Note:  For our customers who live and garden north of USDA Plant Hardiness Zone 7a, where this Carex variety is not reliably winter hardy, you'll be happy to know it can be grown in containers that can be brought indoors during winter and placed back outside when temperatures warm up in spring.



Special Attributes

Red Rooster Carex, also known as Sedge, is a grass-like perennial plant that features attractive thin leathery blades with reddish-bronze color. Its long, fine textured linear foliage emerges erect, and begins to arch over time, finally curling at the tips when mature. An outstanding and unique color and texture in garden beds or containers.



Landscape & Garden Uses

Growing in an upright arching clump to 24 inches tall and wide, Red Rooster Carex is ideal for use as an accent, in groupings or mass plantings in landscape borders and home foundation plantings, or as a border along walkways and paths or around patios. Very nice as a solo in containers or a centerpiece in combination container gardens.  in container gardens or to add unique color and texture just about anywhere in the garden that gets full sun or part sun. A fine addition to ornamental grass gardens, rock gardens and near garden ponds and other water features.  

Spacing: 18 inches apart for mass plantings or solid border edging; 36 inches or more apart for space between plants





Cultural Preferences

Red Rooster Carex is very easy to grow in most any moist but well-drained soil of average fertility and full to part sun and like full sun. It's beneficial to incorporate a soil amendment when planting is sand, clay or silt. Constantly soggy soil or standing water can be problematic with this sedge. No pruning necessary though plants can be groomed or cut back by two-thirds their height after winter.




Helpful Articles

Click on a link below to get helpful advice from our experts on how to plant, fertilize, prune and water Carex plants.






Plant Details

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 7a-9b Find Your Zone
Plant Type: Evergreen Perennial, Annual in zones north of 7a
Height at Maturity: 24"
Width at Maturity: 24"
Spacing: 12-18" for mass plantings, 28"+ for space between plants
Growth Habit / Form: Arching, Grassy, Mounding, Vase/Fountain Shape
Growth Rate: Moderate
Flower Color: -
Flower Size: -
Flowering Period: -
Flower Type: -
Fragrant Flowers: -
Foliage Color: Reddish Bronze, Tan in Winter
Fragrant Foliage: No
Berries: No
Berry Color: -
Sun Needs: Full to Mostly Sun, Morning Sun w/Dappled or Afternoon Shade, Afternoon Sun w/Morning Shade
Water Needs: Average
Soil Type: Clay(amended), Loam, Sandy(amended), Silty(amended)
Soil Moisture / Drainage: Moist But Well-Drained
Soil pH: 5.8 - 7.2
Maintenance / Care: Low
Attracts: Visual Attention
Resistances: Deer, Disease, Heat, Humidity, Insect



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