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Uncinia rubra
Uncinia rubra

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Zones 4-6, 15-17
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Uncinia rubra

Red Hook Sedge
Cyperaceae
Ornamental grasses and grasslike plants

Grassy perennial from the mountains of New Zealand. Stiff, narrow, slightly arching leaves form a tuft 8–15 in. tall and wide. Foliage is rich, dark mahogany to bronze green; lovely when backlit. Black, sharply pointed seed heads are produced in summer. Good choice for containers, ponds, or stream edges. Reseeds a bit, but not enough to be a problem. Dislikes intense heat; mulch to keep roots cool.

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