Hook sedge - Uncinia

Is this ornamental grass suitable as cut flower?
Yes, it can be used as a green addition to floral arrangements. Uncinia flowers with their dark blooms also look attractive in a floral arrangement.

How do I care for my Uncinia?
The Uncinia is easy-care and thrives in damp soils. You can use it as groundcover for example, but also as individual plant in borders.

Wat is the best location for Uncinia?
It is best to plant this ornamental in semi-shade. It does tolerate some sun but not the harsh midday sun. The Uncinia stays quite compact and short, making it very suitable for smaller gardens and terrace pots.
Where does Uncinia come from?
Originally this ornamental grass comes from New-Zealand. Because it is not used to winters in the Netherlands, it needs to be protected from frosts.
Can I prune Uncinia?
No there is no need to prune this plant. You can stimulate its growth by removing any brown or dry leaves and cutting off brown tops. Removing its dead flowers will prolong the Uncinia’s flowering period. You can give it a trim in the spring to freshen it up.
  • Winter hardiness:
    Needs protection from frosts

  • Soil type:
    Any soil type

  • Moisture levels:
    Normal to damp

  • Location:
    Semi-shade

  • Height:
    30-50 cm

  • Evergreen or deciduous:
    Evergreen

  • Pruning:
    Dead flowers

  • Fertilizing:
    Before planting and optionally give compost from spring to the end of summer.

  • Flower:
    Dark blooms

  • Flowering period:
    July – August

  • Trivia:
    Extra watering is needed in hot weather!

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