Carex testacea

Orange Sedge

Evergreen Grass / Grass-Like, Groundcover, Perennial

Clumping evergreen grass with finely textured orange-brown foliage. Great in containers or as a filler in mixed beds.

Growing Conditions

Zone: 7, 8, 9, 10

Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun, Part Shade, Afternoon Sun, Morning Sun, Reflected Heat

Water Needs: Average, Drought-tolerant, Low, Regular / Even


Size: 18 - 24 tall x 18 - 24 wide
Shape / Form: Clumping, Mounding
Foliage Texture: Fine
Foliage Quality: Flowing / Movement, Grass-like

Features: Attractive Foliage, Drought-tolerant / Water wise, Low Maintenance, Winter Interest, Year-round Interest

Foliage Color: Bronze / Copper, Orange

Uses and Applications

Landscape Uses: Container, Edging, Groundcover, Hell Strip, Mixed Border, Small Gardens
Special Situations: Courtyard / Urban Garden, Deer Resistant, Low Water / No Water, Reflected Heat
Wildlife: Deer Resistant

More Design Considerations

Season of Interest: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall, Year-round Interest, Three Seasons of Interest
Plant Behavior: Re-seeds in some conditions
Collections: eGardenGo Favorite, Plants That Earn Their Keep

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: low, medium

Plant Combos