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Carex Testacea ‘Prairie Fire’ 2L Pot

Carex Testacea ‘Prairie Fire’ is a popular ornamental grass commonly known as Prairie Fire sedge. It is a cultivar of the Carex Testacea species, which is native to New Zealand. This particular cultivar is prized for its striking, vibrant foliage colors and its compact growth habit.

Here are some key features of Carex Testacea ‘Prairie Fire’:

Foliage: The grass has narrow, arching leaves that emerge olive-green in spring and gradually turn coppery-orange as the season progresses. The foliage intensifies in color during the cooler months, creating a fiery display in the garden.

Size: ‘Prairie Fire’ typically grows to a height of around 12 to 18 inches (30 to 45 cm) with a spread of about 12 to 24 inches (30 to 60 cm). It forms dense clumps that provide excellent ground cover.

Sun and Soil Requirements: This grass thrives in full sun to partial shade. It prefers well-drained soil but can tolerate a variety of soil types, including clay and sandy soil. It is also relatively drought-tolerant once established.

Hardy Zones: It may require winter protection in colder zones or regions with harsh winters.

Landscape Uses: The attractive foliage and compact growth habit of ‘Prairie Fire’ make it a popular choice for various garden applications. It can be used as a border plant, ground cover, or as an accent in containers. It also works well in rock gardens, mass plantings, and alongside ponds or water features.

Maintenance: This grass is relatively low-maintenance. It does not require frequent watering once established, and it is generally resistant to pests and diseases. Regular pruning is not necessary, but you can trim back the foliage in late winter or early spring to encourage fresh growth.

Carex Testacea ‘Prairie Fire’ adds a touch of color and texture to garden landscapes with its striking foliage. Whether you’re looking for a vibrant ground cover or an eye-catching accent plant, this ornamental grass can be a beautiful addition to your outdoor space.

Delivery Times Ireland 3-5 working days


Height
20/25cm

Growth rate
25cm per year

Planting Distance
50cm

 

Height
20/25cm

 

Growth Rate
25cm per year

 

Planting Distance
50cm

 

4.50

118 in stock

118 in stock