Glen Murray tussock
Scientific name: Carex flagellifera
Grass or similar
- native to the Wellington Region
Suits: dry, partial shade, sunny, shelter, exposure, coastal forest garden, coastal and dune garden, small garden or balcony
About Glen Murray tussock
This attractive and hardy evergreen tussock, forms a clump of narrowly linear, reddish-brown leaves, with light brown flower spikes on stems up to a 1metre in late summer. It does best in a free draining soil under scrub or open canopy. There are several colour formations which range from shiny green to bronze with brownish shades. The flowering stems are 35-75 cm when first produced, but as the seeds mature they elongate to spectacular 2 m fruiting culms, specially if plants are grown along the top of a wall or a step bank. Especially effective as an edging in an open situation, in the rock garden, under-plant existing vegetation or even in containers. Old leaves provides excellent cover for skinks and bugs.
Provides for lizards
- Ground cover for retreat
- Clump forming for camouflage and insects
Read more about gardening for lizards.