Shrubs for days

Just take a look at our shrub area this week. Whilst we take a look at three of our Carex varieties this week you can see just how much stock we have available at the moment. Come down and select something for your garden.

Carex testacea

Carex testacea is a distinctive green grass (or sedge) with bright orange colouring. It’s great when planted en-masse due to it’s arching growth habit.

Hardy in drought conditions it can be groomed with open fingered hands at the end of summer to remove the long flowering flower seed heads.

It will stay orange if planted in sunny locations.

Carex comans ‘Frosted Curls’

Frosted Curls is an attractive and graceful native grass. It’s silvery green foliage giving a softening effect to any environment.

It’s ideal on it’s own or in drifts. Hardy and coastal happy, so suitable on sunny banks or rockeries where soil is free draining.

Carex buchananii

Buchananii plants form upright clumps of fine, hair like, bronze cinnamon coloured leaves. An outstanding colour contrast when used in borders, containers, gardens or rockeries. It can be planted in full sun or with part shade and most soils although it is best in well-drained soils.