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Carex comans (Bronze Carex)

Life: Perennial

Size: 10-12" high, 12-20" 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 is a golden-amber color during the whole growing season, except for in the spring, when new growth emerges coppery with pink highlights before assuming its usual honeyed tones. It is easy to grow; while it prefers evenly moist soil, it will tollerate a dry spell and considerable summer heat without trouble. It has a tidy, dense growth habit, sending up arching leaf blades which will curl down softly like a cascading fountain. A bold choice for a contrast plant in beds with green-leaved neighbors. It will die back with frost, but reemerges in the spring.