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Carex Te Henga
This is a taller growing form of Carex testacea from the back dunes of Te Henga beach North-West of Auckland.
Height 40cm x Width 60cm
Full sun Frost hardy Normal soil moisture conditions Wind tolerent - non coastal Tolerates coastal exposure - symbol key

Carex albula
A light green grass with bleached white ends to the leaves. Tolerates very cold dry conditions
Height 30cm
Full sun Normal soil moisture conditions Wind tolerent - non coastal - symbol key

Carex buchananii
A tall erect grass with brown colouring. The leaf ends are curled. A good preformer.
Height 75cm x Width 30cm
Full sun Frost hardy Normal soil moisture conditions Tolerates coastal exposure - symbol key

Carex comans
A light green weeping grass with bleached ends to the leaves. Often sold as Carex comans "Frosted curls". Grows in wide range of conditions including coastal. Comans means "like a luxuriant head of hair".
Height 30cm
Full sun Normal soil moisture conditions Tolerates coastal exposure - symbol key

Carex comans Bronze
A brown form of the above
Height 30cm
Full sun Normal soil moisture conditions Tolerates coastal exposure - symbol key

Carex dipsacea
Green upright grass which is good for damp or wet places
Height 50cm
Full sun Filtered sun Normal soil moisture conditions Wind tolerent - non coastal - symbol key

Carex flagellifera
A grass with copper/brown foliage. Also referred to as Carex lucida
Height 30cm
Full sun Frost tolerant Dry & free draining soil Normal soil moisture conditions Wind tolerent - non coastal - symbol key

Carex geminata
A large green grass found in estuary and inland swamps.
Height 1m x Width 1m
Full sun Filtered sun Wet, poor draining soil - symbol key

Carex secta
A handsome bright green grass forming large clumps. Older plants develop a trunk- like mass of old leaves so the grass seems perched on a tall mound - looks very striking. A very good grass for planting in damp to very wet places Will also tolerate short periods of dryness. Plant around ponds as shelter for nesting water birds
Height 1m
Filtered sun Frost tolerant Normal soil moisture conditions Wet, poor draining soil Wind tolerent - non coastal - symbol key

Carex solandri
A small attractive green forest grass with weeping form. Dark seed heads add contrast. Tolerates semi-shaded conditions
Height 30cm
Full sun Filtered sun Frost tolerant Normal soil moisture conditions Wind tolerent - non coastal - symbol key


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