Carex buchananii

Leather Leaf Sedge

USDA Hardiness Zone 6-9

A coppery, evergreen (everbrown!) clump-forming sedge that gives a grassy texture to the lightly shaded garden. A good choice for a groundcover, border plant, container plant, or as an accent.

Height

12-24 Inches

Spread

12-24 Inches

Bloom Time

insignificant

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

This is a moisture loving plant that is marginally hardy in the Midwest, so give it extra protection!

When to Divide

spring

Good Companions

Masterwort (Astrantia major), Siberian Iris (Iris sibirica), Bugbane (Cimicifuga ramosa), Japanese Painted Fern (Athyrium nipponicum), Cardinal Flower (Lobelia )

Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes & Uses
Containers
Ground Cover
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Exposure
Partial Shade
Foliage Color
Yellow/Copper/Bronze
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Fall
Spring
Summer
Soil Moisture Preference
Moist but well-drained
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