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Uncinia    KAMU, HOOK SEDGE, HOOK GRASS, BASTARD GRASS   a Gondwanan genus, closely related to Carex (sedges), with about 60 species mostly scattered around the Southern Hemisphere (except for the continent of Africa) but also including Borneo, the Philippines, Mexico and Hawaii. About half the species are native to New Zealand. The apical tip of the long seed-style is reflexed sharply backwards. Cyperaceae. rev 6/2016

rubra 'Belinda's Find' PP21972  from our first crop   an eye-catching edge-variegated form, with the dark bronzy red leaves showing hot, glowing pink margins. A clumping grower to about 12" tall and wide in full sun (coastal) to part sun and rich, well-drained soils. Easier to grow in containers, and very good as a color/texture element. Blackish flower/seed heads are produced in summer, nice, interesting, but not showy. USDA zone 8/Sunset zones 7, 14-17. New Zealand. rev 6/2016

uncinata a bronzy form of the chapparal to forest species, it grows best in part sun and moist, rich soils. Use it for a very fine-textured, red-foliaged effect. Easier in and well adapted to container culture. To about 12-18" tall and wide, clumping, a slow grower. rev 6/2016

Ursinia sericea   graceful flower  very feathery, silvery-white foliage forms a backdrop for fuzzy red stems and wonderful nodding buds that stretch up then open to an intense yellow daisy held high above the foliage. Adds motion ( = attention/interest!) to containers or flower beds. An easy to grow perennial, to 30" in sun with moderate watering and at least average drainage. USDA zone 8/Sunset zones 8-9, 14-24. rev 6/2016