Carex Testacea 'Prairie Fire'

Carex Testacea 'Prairie Fire'

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Carex testacea 'Prairie Fire' originates in New Zealand where it's more commonly known as a form of New Zealand Sedge grass. With slender, arching fronds creating a mound-like shape, this colourful ornamental grass has a combination of green and bright copper-orange foliage which gives it its name.

Best grown in full sun or partial shade, Carex Prairie Fire will grow well in any free-draining soil. However, whilst it is considered frost-hardy, it will benefit from some protection in winter in colder areas. Winter is also the best time to remove any dead foliage from the heart of the plant to keep it looking its best.

This colourful Carex grass can be planted along pathways, borders, gravel gardens or in rockeries but will look equally impressive in a trough, planter or pot to add a pop of colour to your outside space.

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  • Deciduous No
  • Semi Evergreen No
  • Evergreen Yes
  • Grows Up To 1.5m
  • Has Berries No
  • Is Edible No
  • Native No

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DeciduousNo
Semi EvergreenNo
EvergreenYes
Grows Up To1.5m
Has BerriesNo
Is EdibleNo
NativeNo

Delivery Information

  • Orders £100 and over to mainland UK are delivered FREE for box deliveries
  • Our delivery lead time is currently within 3-5 days. *Some troughs and trees may take up to 14 days at present.
  • Orders under £100 to mainland UK £7.99 (box delivery).
  • Orders requiring a pallet delivery, free delivery over £300 or a £30 pallet charge if the order is under £300.
  • Bespoke deliveries that require a dedicated vehicle is a charge of £300 or free on orders over £1000.
  • We can deliver to Scottish Highlands & Islands, Channel Islands, Isle of Wight and Isle Man, but the delivery cost will need to be quoted by one of our team, so please contact us on

For some plants that are too heavy or too tall to be packed in cardboard boxes we use pallet deliveries. In these circumstances, we require a minimum order value of £300 for free delivery, or you can make a contribution towards the delivery cost. Look out for the information on product pages which explains this further where applicable and if your order is for less than £300 please call or email us to agree a delivery contribution. This requirement only applies to those plants where it is clearly indicated on the product page.

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Carex Prairie Fire is an evergreen grass with tall-growing flower spikes emerging between July and August. It not only makes a striking addition to the summer garden where the sun intensifies the fiery colouration, but equally brings warmth and colour to the winter garden making this a popular choice of grass. Although evergreen, it is also classed as a perennial due to it becoming dormant over winter. Creating architectural interest and movement, this bright Carex grass is suitable for pots and planters or punctuating borders, gravel gardens and rockeries.