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Carex testacea 'Prairie Fire' (Orange New Zealand sedge 'Prairie Fire' )

Intermediate
skill rating
2 hours care
per year
0.5m
Max height
0.5m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Carex testacea 'Prairie Fire'

Other names

Orange New Zealand sedge 'Prairie Fire'

Genus

Carex Carex

Variety or Cultivar

'Prairie Fire' _ 'Prairie Fire' is a tender, densely-tufted, evergreen perennial with narrowly-linear, arching, orange-flushed, olive green leaves turning orange red in autumn and cylindrical, red-flushed, brown flowers spikes in summer.


Carex testacea 'Prairie Fire' is: Evergreen

Habit

Arching, Clump-forming, Dense

Flower

Flushed red, Insignificant or absent, Brown in Summer

Foliage

Olive green, Flushed orange, Bronze-tinted in Spring; Olive green, Flushed orange, Bronze-tinted in Summer; Orange-red in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids Aphids

General care

Pruning

Cut out dead leaves in summer.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


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Where to grow

Carex testacea 'Prairie Fire' (Orange New Zealand sedge 'Prairie Fire' ) will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

City, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Low Maintenance, Containers, Prairie planting

Cultivation

Grow in moist soils in sun or partial shade. Avoid extreme wet or dry. Does not tolerate excessive winter wet and may need winter protection in cold areas.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3)

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Botanical name

Carex testacea 'Prairie Fire'

Other names

Orange New Zealand sedge 'Prairie Fire'

Genus

Carex Carex

Variety or Cultivar

'Prairie Fire' _ 'Prairie Fire' is a tender, densely-tufted, evergreen perennial with narrowly-linear, arching, orange-flushed, olive green leaves turning orange red in autumn and cylindrical, red-flushed, brown flowers spikes in summer.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Arching, Clump-forming, Dense


Colour

Flower

Flushed red, Insignificant or absent, Brown in Summer

Foliage

Olive green, Flushed orange, Bronze-tinted in Spring; Olive green, Flushed orange, Bronze-tinted in Summer; Orange-red in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids

General care

Pruning

Cut out dead leaves in summer.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Carex testacea 'Prairie Fire' (Orange New Zealand sedge 'Prairie Fire' ) will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

City, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Low Maintenance, Containers, Prairie planting

Cultivation

Grow in moist soils in sun or partial shade. Avoid extreme wet or dry. Does not tolerate excessive winter wet and may need winter protection in cold areas.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7

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