Uncinia rubra


These ornamental grasses are evergreen: Comb or rake off any old, tired or dead leaves and flowers in pring. If needed evergreens can be cut back (by up to half) at almost any time from April to July. Do not cut back in Autumn or Winter.Uncinia is comparatively short lived & can be rejuvenated by division in spring as necessary. Uncinia rubra gradually forms tussocks of deep reddish brown foliage all year round. Insignificant flowers turn into hooked seeds. Ideal pot specimen. Sun or light shade, not too dry. Height 20cm – 30cm.

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This beautiful grass with nonchalant plumes brings a copper glow to the garden and patio which fits seamlessly with the autumn and sets your whole view on fire.The russet leaves of Uncinia rubra are quite narrow. However, the plant has a lot of foliage that grows in a casual full clump. It curls slightly at the ends, bringing a unique and lively colour accent to the garden. The colour is most prominent in the summer thanks to the blooming of russet flower spikes. As autumn arrives, the rust-coloured grass announces the change of season. The plant retains its deep red colour through the winter months. Unicina rubra grows to a maximum height of 50 cm. The compact shape means it can also serve as a feature in a small garden or on the balcony.Grow in any moderately fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil. Intolerant of full sun on poor dry soil but will tolerate full sun if soil is constantly moist

Position: Full sun or partial shade

Soil: Moist, well drained soil

Rate of growth:Moderate

Flowering period: All year

Hardiness: Fully hardy

Height & Spread: 50cm x 25cm

Pot size: 1L