Uncinia rubra
Uncinia rubra - young plant in late winter
Uncinia rubra
Uncinia rubra - young plant in late winter

Uncinia rubra

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(Red Hook Sedge) A handsome New Zealand native, Uncinia rubra is a colourful, evergreen small grass with glossy reddish-bronze leaves that is a real 'show stopper' for a front of border position.

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(For any number of plants
by courier to most of the UK*)

Standard: £5.95
Priority: £15
Click & Collect: free

*Surcharges apply for delivery to Highlands & Islands.
Standard shipping is shown as default
this can be changed during checkout.

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A handsome New Zealand native, Uncinia rubra is a colourful, evergreen small grass with glossy reddish-bronze leaves that is a real 'show stopper' for a front of border position.

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.

How Much Sun
Full Sun, Light Shade
Eventual Size
Grass - Small (less than 1m)
Growing Conditions
Soil: Not Fussy, Soil: Dry/Sandy, Site: Windy, Site: Coastal Areas, Soil: Alkaline
Special Features
Foliage - Purple/Red, Suitable for Containers, Evergreen

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