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Graceful Grasses® Toffee Twist Toffee Twist Sedge Carex flagellifera

(14 REVIEWS)
Exposure
  • Part Sun to Sun

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Flower Season
  • Fall
Mature Size
24" 24"
Height
18 - 24"
Spread
18 - 24"
  • Details

    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.

    Award Winner
    Foliage Interest
    Fall Interest
    Deadheading Not Necessary
    Grass: 
    Grass

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Annual
    Height Category: 
    Medium
    Garden Height: 
    18 - 24 Inches
    Spacing: 
    18 - 24 Inches
    Spread: 
    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
    Hardiness Zones: 
    7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Average Soil
    Uses: 
    Container
    Uses: 
    Grass
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    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.

     

  • 14 Reviews

    • 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.

      Michelle Marion
      Utah
      United States
      6 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
      7 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
      7 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
      7 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
      7 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
      7 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • 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.

      Anne Copland
      7 years ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    • 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.

      Faconna
      7 years ago
      Unsatisfied Did not survive, inferior performance or did not bloom well - won't grow again.
    • 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.

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

      Linda
      Ohio
      United States
      8 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
  • 42 Awards

    Award Year Award Plant Trial
    2010 Top Performer Oklahoma State University Botanical Gardens
    2010 Very Good Massachusetts Horticultural Society at Elm Bank
    2010 Very Good Massachusetts Horticultural Society at Elm Bank
    2010 Top Performer Oklahoma State University Botanical Gardens
    2010 Very Good Massachusetts Horticultural Society at Elm Bank
    2010 Top Performer Oklahoma State University Botanical Gardens
    2009 Top Performer Longwood Gardens
    2009 Top Performer - Late Summer Michigan State University
    2009 Top Performer summer Michigan State University
    2009 Excellent Rating Boerner Botanical Garden
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