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Carex testacea Lime Shine

Dramatic lime-green foliage

A new variety named for its stunning lime-green leaves. The leaves arch giving it a distinctive architectural look, it will make a statement wherever you choose to grow it.

Where?

Plant in a sunny or part shaded spot, use to edge beds and borders or plant in a container.

How?

Happy in any well drained soil. Use a good quality potting compost for container growing.

Plant details


In depth plant information

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Plant type Grass
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available April - September
Season of interest Summer, Autumn
Evergreen Yes
Plant height 50 cm - 60 cm
Plant width 25 cm - 30 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 55 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H7

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Acid, Chalk, Clay, Light sand
Light exposure Part shade, Full sun
Soil drainage Moist
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Patio container, Flower border and beds, Cottage garden, Informal garden, City garden, Courtyard garden

Typically available

From April to September