Carex buchananii ~ Leatherleaf Sedge-ServeScape
Carex buchananii ~ Leatherleaf Sedge-ServeScape
Carex buchananii ~ Leatherleaf Sedge-ServeScape
Carex buchananii ~ Leatherleaf Sedge-ServeScape

Leatherleaf Sedge

Carex buchananii

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Leatherleaf Sedge is a fine upright evergreen grass with stiff copper-bronze to cinnamon foliage that arch slightly at the tips.  Sparse insignificant silver green flowers bloom in spring.  Prefers full sun and moist well-drained soils.  


Orn. Grass


New Zealand


1' - 2'


1’ - 2’



USDA Hardiness Zone: 

6 - 9


Full SunPart Sun

Bloom Color: 


Season of Interest: 

Spring, Year-Round

MAINTENANCE NEEDS: Low maintenance.  It can be planted in near full sun if the soil is consistently moist but will have less color.  Cut foliage to the ground and remove it in late winter.  Mealybugs and aphids can be a problem in dense clumps, especially in hot summers.

LANDSCAPE USES:  Accents or Group Plantings, BordersWoodland GardensWildlife GardensNaturalized AreasNative GardensRock Gardens, and Containers.

COMPANION PLANTS: Wild ColumbineGoldenstarPrairie Smoke

IMAGES: Photos by Patrick Standish, (1) Perennial Boarder + (2) Ornamental Grasses, (3) Photo by Leonora (Ellie) EnkingCarex buchananii, (4) Photo by Proven Winners, Carex buchananii

*As plants have ranges in appearance they may not appear as the images shown.

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