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Plant Characteristics

Cultural Information*
  • Powdery Mildew - High Resistance
  • Leaf Spot - Low Resistance
  • Root Rot - High Resistance
  • Leaf Scorch - Moderate Resistance
Flower Color*
  • Bronze/Tan/Brown
Growth Rate*
  • Medium
Leaf Color Winter*
  • Beige/Brown
  • Copper/Bronze
Leaf Type*
  • Semi-Evergreen
Nature Assets*
  • Deer Resistant
Plant Type*
  • Ornamental Grass
Preferred Planting Season*
  • Summer Planting
  • Spring Planting
Preferred Soil Conditions*
  • Moist
  • Salt Tolerant
  • Average
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Adapts Well to Most Soil Types
  • Well-Drained
Propagation Methods*
  • Cuttings or Divisions
Season of Interest*
  • Late Summer/Early Autumn
  • Early Spring
  • Spring
  • Winter
  • Summer
  • Year-Round
  • Fall
  • Summer Flowering
  • Late Spring/Early Summer
Sun Exposure*
  • Prefers Full Sun in Northern States
  • Prefers Full Sun in Southern States
Uses*
  • Mass Planting
  • Erosion Control
  • Near Water Gardens or Ponds
  • Border Plant
  • Under Power Lines
  • Accent Plant
  • Understory Planting
  • Rock Gardens
 

Homeowner Growing & Maintenance

Grasses are easy to grow and adapt to most conditions. Feed once a year with a slow release fertilizer. To give your plant the best start possible, we include free fertilizer with every order.

Interesting Notes

This species cannot be shipped to Kansas

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PRAIRIE FIRE SEDGE

Carex testacea 'Prairie Fire'

Buy Prairie Fire Sedge online. Creates a fiery display of color when planted in ground covering sweeps. Its upright, slender, green-bronze foliage is tipped with orange highlights. In full sun this deep orange coloring will intensify creating a dramatic look that blends well with hot-colored perennials and yellow-green shrubs. Coloring persists through most of the winter in warmer climates. This New Zealand native does best in moist, well-drained soil, but will adapt to drier conditions once established. Its size and upright habit make it a great focal point in mixed containers. Part of the ColorGrass® series, Prairie Fire™ is a seed selection of Carex testacea.

Mature Height:

15-18 Inches

Mature Spread:

12-15 Inches

Hardiness Zone:

5-9

What's My Hardiness Zone?

Family: Cyperaceae · Common Name: Sedge

FREE with every plant purchased:

  • The Sooner Guarantee: For details, click here!
  • A pre-measured amount of Polyon® Best-Paks time release fertilizer that keeps your plant well nourished for one year.
  • Pre-hydrated Hydro-Gels are included in the top of each container to use when planting as they help retain soil moisture, and plants will establish more quickly with less transplant shock. Plants will also survive drought-like conditions and accidental missed waterings better.
  • Planting and Care Instruction brochure.
  • Catalogs of new and exciting plant brands, such as Garden Debut® and Proven Winners®.

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Purchase PRAIRIE FIRE SEDGE Online

Eco gallon Potted

SKU: 5630

(2.64 qrts / 2.51 liters)
(600 units available now - R)

Standard Package




$35.00

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