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Carex Testacea 'Prairie Fire'

Carex Testacea 'Prairie Fire'

Often known as New Zealand Hair sedge or simply Orange Sedge, Carex testacea 'Prairie Fire' Grass has a tufted growing habit with a fiery evergreen foliage. This makes Carex testacea 'Prairie Fire' quite visually stunning, and it contrasts well against other evergreen plants.

  • Best Features: Hardy, Very Low Maintenance
  • Ideal For: Perennial borders, pond or lake borders
  • Growth Rate: Average
  • Position: Any moist to well-drained soil in a full sun or partial shade position

Carex testacea 'Prairie Fire' Grass description

Here you'll find our range of Carex testacea 'Prairie Fire' Grass which are great for punctuating perennial borders as an accent plant or for planting along the edges of ponds and lakes to double it's visibility. Our grasses can be used in a variety of ways to decorate your garden, such as planting along pathways, enhancing entrances and archways or used to create a focal point in the garden. Our Carex Testacea 'Prairie Fire' Grass has a clumping or tufting growing habit, with olive green leaves with fiery orange edges. If you’re looking for a size that is not listed - Please call us to enquire as we may be able to source the size you require.

How to use New Zealand Hair Sedge in your planting scheme

Carex testacea 'Prairie Fire' Grass can add height to any garden border or pondside edge, and the bright foliage creates a striking feature. 

Combine Carex testacea 'Prairie Fire'  with

You can use our Carex testacea 'Prairie Fire' Grass with a range of other low growing plants to provide ground cover or planted alongside ponds and lakes.

Growth rate of Carex testacea 'Prairie Fire' Grass

Carex testacea 'Prairie Fire' Grass is an average growing species.

How to care forCarex testacea 'Prairie Fire' Grass

We recommend combing through your Carex testacea 'Prairie Fire' Grass in summer to remove any dead foliage and keep a tidy looking appearance. You can find more pruning information in our Advice Section.

Planting density recommendations forCarex testacea 'Prairie Fire' Grass

Planting density for Carex testacea 'Prairie Fire' Grass is really down to personal preference. Your Carex testacea 'Prairie Fire' Grass will look equally as brilliant planted close together or at intervals along the edge of your border.

Carex testacea 'Prairie Fire' Grass is available year-round. We do have more sizes available so if you can’t find exactly what you’re looking for please give us a call.

The vast majority of our grass plants are grown in the UK although every once in a while we may source them from specialised nurseries outside the UK, where we can be certain the quality cannot be rivalled. At best4hedging we always strive to bring you the freshest, highest quality plants whilst keeping our prices competitive, so you can buy grasses from us with complete confidence. 

Delivery Time - Please note that delivery times are currently 2-7 days. *Some troughs, trees and premium products may take up to 14 days delivery.

Free Delivery - The majority of orders over the minimum order values shown below are delivered FREE to UK Mainland. Please note, we are unable to deliver to N.I. and the Republic of Ireland.   (Exceptions apply - see Delivery Areas)

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bare roots up to 1.2m


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(min qty 12)


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(min qty 3)



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