Native to New Zealand, Carex testacea forms clumps of find, arched, green leaves tinged with orange.
Carex testacea 'Prairie Fire' is an improvement of the species and a very attractive ornamental grass for the exceptional colouring of its foliage, which is olive green in high season, turning flamboyant orange in the autumn.
We like to plant Carex testacea 'Prairie Fire' in the garden with other foliage plants (Carex 'Ever Gold', Carex muskingumensis 'Silberstreif'), perennials (Heuchera, Euphorbia amygdaloïdes 'Purpurea', Sedum rupestris 'Angelina'), on the edge of a border or in a moist rockery or under trees. Grows very well in pots.
Planting distance: 60 cm.
Grow in the sun or slight shade in ordinary, not too dry soil, which is well-drained in winter.
Hardiness: - 15°C.
- 0,7 litre pot
- Hardiness zones : zone 7-10
- Height: 30 to 50cm
- Plant spacing: 60 cm
- Flower colour:
- Flowering period:
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