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Graceful Grasses® Toffee Twist Toffee Twist Sedge Carex flagellifera

  • Hardy Zones
    • 7 - 10
  • Exposure
    • Part Sun to Sun
  • Season
    • Fall
  • Mature Size
    • 18 - 24 Inches
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Graceful Grasses® Toffee Twist Toffee Twist Sedge Carex flagellifera
Part Sun to Sun 18 - 24

Features

An OASIS has to START somewhere.

Slender, iridescent leaves offer an elegant sweeping, trailing habit. A coolseason
grass. Perfect thriller adding height and drama to any container.

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Foliage Interest
Fall Interest
Deadheading Not Necessary
Grass: 
Grass

Characteristics

Duration: 
Annual
Height Category: 
Medium
Garden Height: 
18 - 24 Inches
Spacing: 
18 - 24 Inches
Flower Shade: 
None
Foliage Colors: 
Brown
Foliage Shade: 
Bronze
Habit: 
Upright
Container Role: 
Thriller

Plant Needs

Light Requirement: 
Part Sun to Sun
Maintenance Category: 
Easy
Bloom Time: 
Grown for Foliage
Hardy Temperature: 
5°F
Hardiness Zones: 
7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b
Water Category: 
Average
Uses: 
Grass
Uses: 
Landscape
Uses: 
Container
Uses Notes: 

Great in combinations, especially fall containers

Maintenance Notes: 

Toffee Twist is a cool-season grass. Where temperatures get colder than five degrees F, the plants should be treated as annuals. Once the grass turns brown it can either be removed immediately or removed in the spring. It should not be expected to live through the winter and begin growing again in the spring.

In areas where winter temperatures remain above five degrees it should be considered a perennial and the following information should be useful.Cool-season grasses put on most of their growth in spring before temperatures begin exceeding 75 degrees Fahrenheit and in the fall when temperatures cool down. They generally maintain good color through the summer but won't grow much when it is hot.
Cut back cool season grasses in very early spring.

Cool season grasses tend to look good even as the weather cools. Leave their foliage in place until spring and then as soon as the snow is gone cut them back. Leave about 1/3 of the plant in place. Trimming cool season grasses too harshly can irreparably harm the plant.

Divide cool season grasses in spring or early fall. Cool season grasses are actively growing in spring and fall. These grasses can be transplanted at either time of the year but early spring is probably the best time to divide. If you do divide them in the fall, be careful that the freeze/thaw cycles of winter don't heave the plants out of the ground, this happened to a couple of my coral bells last winter.

  • Love the color and so easy to take care of. Also gave one to best friend and thought he wouldn't like it but grew on him and really makes his shady some sun yard look great.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Michelle Marion
    Murray
    Utah
    United States
    1 year ago
  • Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Mike Schaff
    3 years ago
  • Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Mike Schaff
    3 years ago
  • Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Mike Schaff
    3 years ago
  • Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Mike Schaff
    3 years ago
  • Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Mike Schaff
    3 years ago
  • I adore this grass. After enjoying it all summer in a container with other annuals, I couldn't bear to part with it in the fall, so I cut it, put it into a lovely glass jar and am still admiring the gorgeous red tones and curls indoors. I will definitely grow it again if I can find it in the spring.

    Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    Anne Copland
    3 years ago
  • Please ignore the rating above as none of the choices were appropriate for me. I planted the toffee twist 6 years ago. It is a vigorous grass that keeps its color for 2 years then turns a dreary gray-brown. Although all ornamental grasses have an "invasive potential," the toffee twist is extremely invasive. I rue the day I planted it as I am still removing them not only in my yard, but in my neighborhood, and in the adjacent open area along a creek. The color is good for the first two years. It is a vigorous and aggressive grower and will easily grow 2.5 feet tall and 4 feet wide. I would not recommend this plant for your yard or a pot. I wish plants like this came with a warning so I could plant responsibly.

    Unsatisfied Did not survive, inferior performance or did not bloom well - won't grow again.
    Faconna
    3 years ago
  • Loved this grass. Planted it in two large pots along with some colourful annuals. It cascaded 15 inches down the side of the contained and filled out nicely. Would definitely plant this coffee twist again.

    Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    Rhubarb
    3 years ago
  • Looked great all summer and fall.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Linda
    Ohio
    United States
    4 years ago
Award Year Award Plant Trial
2011 Top Performer Kansas State University
2011 Top Performer Kansas State University
2010 Very Good Devonian Botanic Garden
2010 Very Good Massachusetts Horticultural Society at Elm Bank
2010 Top Performer Powell Gardens
2010 Top Performer Oklahoma State University Botanical Gardens
2010 Very Good Devonian Botanic Garden
2010 Top Performer Oklahoma State University Botanical Gardens
2010 Top Performer Powell Gardens
2010 Top Performer Powell Gardens
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