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Carex testacea 'Prairie Fire'

Orange New Zealand sedge 'Prairie Fire'

Hardy Perennial

What is Hardy Perennial?

Striking orange-tipped foliage

Deepens in colour in autumn

Graceful habit suits containers

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Carex testacea ‘Prairie Fire’ is a beautiful evergrass grass that provides colour and texture throughout the year, including through the winter when its warm tones are especially welcome. Narrow, olive-green leaves with bright orange tips arch gracefully from dense clumps. The foliage transitions to a deeper orange in the autumn. During summer, brown flower spikes appear. A lovely accent for gravel gardens, edging borders or cascading from winter containers, thriving in full sun or part shade. Height and spread: 50cm (20in).

Plant height and spread is seasonal therefore we list by pot size rather than a defined plant size. The height and spread of the plant delivered will vary depending on the season, meaning arrival images are an indication only.

Height Up to 50cm (20in)
Spread Up to 50cm (20in)

Hardy Perennial

sun or semi shade

Flowering Months
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2 x 14cm Potted Plants (KF4553)
3 x 14cm Potted Plants (KF4554)
1 x 14cm Potted Plant (KF4552)

Plant Carex into any moist, but well-drained soil in sun or partial shade. Brilliant for patio containers, mixed with flowering plants. Use a John Innes no. 3 soil mixture when planting into pots.
Carex are very easy to maintain; simply comb out any dead and browning foliage during the summer. Lift and divide overcrowded clumps of Sedge in Spring.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £6.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £7.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

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