Carex Toffee Twist Description
Carex flagellifera Toffee Twist is a zone 7 hardy ornamental grass for sunny areas. Actually a sedge, this carex is grown for its beautiful toasted coppery brown foliage which turns a rich mahogany color by fall.
Clump forming Carex cascades and twists in the most pleasing of ways, making this ideal for container gardening.
Where temperatures get colder than five degrees F. plants are best treated as an annual and replaced every year.
Plant in a sunny location in moisture retentive soil. Very tolerant of wet soil (including clay) with good drainage. This deer resistant groundcover adds texture, color, and drama to any garden design.
Plant this sun loving ornamental grass with colorful Sedums, vibrant Coneflowers, or long blooming KnockOut Roses.
Special Features: Color Change, Deer Resistant, Evergreen, Foliage Interest, Moisture Tolerant, Multi-seasonal Interest, Winter Interest
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- Botanical Name:
Carex flagellifera 'Toffee Twist''
- Common Name:
Toffee Twist Sedge
- Sun Exposure:
Full Sun, Part Shade
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- Height x Width:
18"" x 20""
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Accent, Container, Edging, Ground Cover, Massing, Rain Garden, Small Spaces, Waterside
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Ideas and How-to's
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Soil: Well drained, moist. It is not particular as to soil type or pH.
Light: Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Morning sun
Water: Average water needs - does not like to dry out
Spacing: 24 inches
Fertilizing: Needs very little. On very poor soil, a light scattering of time release fertilizer in spring should be all that is needed.
Winterizing: No specific care needed.
Maintenance & Pruning: it is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. Can be divided in spring to propagate.
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