Uncinia rubra
  • Uncinia rubra

Uncinia rubra


(Red Hook Sedge) A handsome New Zealand native, Uncinia rubra is a colourful grass and a real 'show stopper' for a front of border position.

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Narrow flower spikes, produced in mid to late summer are dark brown and are barely noticed against the vivid foliage. Red hook sedge also makes a good container plant.

  • Position: Full sun or partial shade.
  • Soil: Well drained yet moist, fertile soil.
  • Hardiness: Hardy.
  • Flowering Period: July - August.
  • Rate of Growth: Slow.
  • Habit: Uncinia rubra grows to be a small, clump forming grass.
    • Height: 30 cm (1 ft)
    • Spread: 30 cm (1 ft)
  • Notes: Uncinia rubra is most effective when planted in small groups.

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Data sheet

How Much Sun
Full Sun, Light Shade
Eventual Size
Grass - Small (under 3 ft)
Growing Conditions
Soil Type: Not Fussy, Soil Type: Dry / Sandy, Special: Windy, Special: Coastal Areas, Soil Type: Alkaline
Special Features
Foliage - Purple/Red, Suitable for Containers