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Uncinia rubra

To swap with Vaughan Wright

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self-seeded across my shady East-facing garden. Will grow into a nice mound in a couple of years. Look out for the prickly seeds!

Uncinia rubra | Neath, Neath Port Talbot, SA10
Plant Size
5cm × 5cm

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Plant Finder: about Uncinia rubra


Uncinia rubra. An evergreen, perennial grass with glossy reddish-green leaves and dark-brown flower spikes in summer.


Will grow in most soils, but intolerant of dry conditions with poor soil in full sun

Interest and use

Grown for its dramatic red foliage giving year round interest

Italics = data drawn from parent genus or species

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Uncinia rubra | Neath, Neath Port Talbot, SA10 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020
  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained, Sandy, Loamy, Chalky
  • WaterMoist

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Neath, Neath Port Talbot, SA10
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