Pronounced (kair-eks tess-tah-see-ah)
As sedges become more commonly used as elements of rain gardens or alternatives to green lawns, this orange sedge adds a warm color pop among the cooler blue and green hues often seen in the fall when its shade turns from a warm green to a coppery orange. Flowering in June, the small brown flowers do not draw much attention, but their stems create interesting drooping architecture as they age, similar to a tulip's effect in a bouqet of cut flowers. It's needs are quite flexible, making it that much more desirable: full to part sun and many different soil types will allow this grass success. Could be utilized in rock gardens or as borders, in addition to rain garden or alternative lawn options previously mentioned.
SANTOLINA virens 'lemon fizz'
Pronounced (san-tow-leen-a vy-renz)