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Common Name
UNCINIA unciniata Rubra

UNCINIA unciniata


Young red foliage matures to deep brown. Evergreen. Ht 20 cm. Sp 30cm. Sun or part shade. Moist soil. Foliage can get burnt by the frost. Do not cut back hard. Looks good in gravel. Makes a wonderful specimen in a pot. Needs rich, moist soil and. A cool season grower. Ht. 20cm. Sp. 30cm. Negligible brown flowers in August.


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Plant Details: UNCINIA unciniata Rubra


Species: unciniata

Variety: Rubra

Common name: Red hook sedge

Family: Cyperaceae

Origin: N. Zealand

Flower colour: Brown

Flower scent: None

Foliage colour: Red

Autumn leaf colour: Red

Winter leaf colour: Red

Hardy: Hardy

Soil type: Moist soil

Aspect: Part Shade, Sun

Evergreen: Evergreen

Height: 25

Spread: 30

Flower type: Single

Flower style: Arch Foliage Habit

Leaf colour: Red

Self: NO

Container: Large Pots, None

Winter grow conditions: Outside

Year of introduction: YES

Web rating: Woottens rating 7/10

Special uses: Ground Cover

Pot Size: 1.3 litre

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