One of my favourite evergreen grasses (or sedge to be botanically correct). Carex testacea ‘Prairie FIre’ is a neat, compact growing plant with upright arching narrow leaves which range from pale green through to burnished orange.
Carex testacea ‘Prairie Fire’ is valuable as a small specimen in its own right or planted in groups for spectacular effect. Reaching up to 60cm high and wide, it is suitable for front or mid-border planting and looks perfect planted amongst brightly coloured perennials such as Echinacea and Rudbeckia.
Tolerant of most soils and happy in a sunny position, I can’t recommend this tough little New Zealand grass-sedge enough.