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Carex buchananii (‘Red Rooster’ Carex)

Life: Perennial

Size: 24" high, 36" wide

Light: Full Sun to Partial Shade

Water: Moist with Good Drainage, Drought Tollerant

Soil: Acidic, Average to Fertile

An interesting change of pace from the normal ornamental grasses, this one has bright coppery foliage year round and a dried appearance even when actively growing. Its unusual appearance makes a stunning specimen or accent plant, especially with green ground covers beneath it. It is attractive and easy to grow, but not invasive. While it prefers evenly moist soil, it will tollerate a dry spell and considerable summer heat without trouble.