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Red Hook Grass

Uncinia uncinata rubra

The Red Hook Sedge is a very striking clump forming perennial with its very deep bronze-red evergreen leaves.

Dark brown flowers add to its attractions in summer. This provides a great contrast when positioned with more subdued grasses.

An added advantage is that it enjoys the shade so is useful in bringing colour to shady areas.

Native to:
New Zealand
Eventual height:
0.3 m
Eventual width:
0.3 m
Full hardy
Full-partial sun
Well drained, moist soil
Insignificant spikelets
Rich red-brown
Flowering period:
July to August
Dry soil.


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Try to ensure that the soil does not dry out too much during summer.

Further information

A 2L 'Uncinia' will have an approximate height and spread of 0.2m x 0.2m.

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