Gahnia clarkei – Saw Sedge – common & landscape sedge

Commonly known as Saw Sedge, Gahnia clarkei is a large growing sedge that makes a great screen plant and can be used as a backdrop for other foliage plants. It is perfect for wet & dry areas. Best kept away from pedestrian traffic as it has serrated edged leaves that may cut if handled or brushed against. Very large clumping sedge with green serrated edged foliage.

Uses: Revegetation, Screen plant for large gardens.

Dimensions: Height: 1.5 – 2 metres |  Width: 1.5m – 2metres

Flowering: : Late Spring & Summer with 500mm+ long large black to brownish flowers with seed heads that produce small red seeds.

Aspect: Full sun and up to 90% shade. Protected coastal aspects. Grows well inland and will handle cold and frost to -10ºC. Gahnia are very tough, drought tolerant plant
Soil type: Sandy loam, clay loam, light clays.
Planting rates: Mass planting: 1 to 3/m2 | Specimen planting: 1-2 per 2m2 Maintenance: Trimming is rarely needed, but if so reduce the foliage by half in spring. Fertilize with slow release fertilizer after trimming

Available sizes: tubes
Availability: contact Bluedale Wholesale  Nursery for current availability list or to discuss our pre-grow commercial plant service.