That's how I feel about Carex buchananii (Bronze Leatherleaf Sedge Grass). Because of it's brown color and curly tips, I often wonder if the plant is really dead and I just don't know it.
This sedge is grown for its clumps of narrow, reddish or copper-colored, evergreen leaves. It likes a growing area in full sun or partial shade but with a moist soil. A tolerance for wet soil allows the plant to be used near water too. Newly planted clumps may be slow to establish too, but when they are happy, they really poof out. I find babies of this plant 100 feet away from the parent, I'm always amazed where they pop up and they survive being moved amazingly well.
|Mixed in with "Thug" Angelina Sedum and Acorus gramineus 'Ogon'|