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Prairie Fire Sedge

Carex testacea  • 

Photo: Prairie Fire Sedge

General description

A great choice for landscape or container. Fine arching olive green foliage with bronze-orange to brown highlights make the plant appear to shimmer in full sun. Spectacular fall and winter accent. Retains color year-round. Thrives in moist soils.

Plant requirements

Light needs: Partial shade to partial sun
Watering Needs: Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Average Landscape Size: 18-24" H x 18-24" W
Key Feature:Year-round Interest
Blooms: Inconspicuous flowers

Maintenance

Easily grown in average to enriched, evenly moist, well drained soils. For a neat appearance, remove old foliage before new leaves emerge. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.

Practical use

Landscape Uses: Border, Container,Erosion Control, Mass Planting

Properties

Height
1 - 60 cm
Color
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Soil type
Any
Sunlight
Partial shade
Moisture
Well-drained
Hardiness
Hardy