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A Water-Feature Workhorse!

Every year, more home owners plan and build water features such as cascading waterfalls and fountains as very special focal points in their landscapes. And why not? They are soothing, beautiful and add an unmatched element of motion and sound.

But here is the thing…they can’t stand by themselves. Water features have to be anchored into the garden with water-loving plants to help them appear natural and nestle in to their surroundings.

If you are lucky enough to have a water feature in your yard or are planning a water feature for your yard - or even if you just want something to resemble water flowing in your yard, have we got a plant for you! Fox Red Curly Sedge (Carex buchananii).

This little sedge is a striking evergreen clump of bronze-red foliage that fades ombre-style to a flaxen color at the tips. This effect is pretty all the time, but when it is backlit by the rising or setting sun it is breathtaking! This is a versatile plant that thrives in the damp areas around pools, ponds and fountains. It is a perfect choice for those poorly-drained pockets so often found in dry stream beds or around large landscape boulders. It brightens up low points in the landscape and tidies up the base of a fountain. It is one of the only plants that will thrive in those over-splash areas from waterfall features, too.

Don’t wait to add this great water feature workhorse to your garden today! We know that you will love it.

* Evergreen
* Fast Growing
* Easy-Care
* Great Color
* Thrives Where Other Plants Don't
* Loves it Wet

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
3.5" Container Equal to .67 dry quart / .74 dry liter in volume
4" Container Equal to .87 dry quart / .96 dry liter in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Fox Red Curly Sedge Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-9
Growing Zones 5-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills Nursery
Botanical Name Carex buchananii
Foliage Perennial (evergreen sedge)
Mature Height 2 - 3 feet
Mature Spread 2 - 3 feet
Soil Type Moist, Well Drained
Moisture Moist to Wet
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Growth Rate Slow
Flower Color Green
Foliage Color Bronze, Brown
Fall Color Burgundy / Purple