Sedge New Zealand Orange Prairie Fire Carex Testacea is one of the most beautiful ornamental, evergreen, perennial grasses. Sedge New Zealand Orange Prairie Fire seeds can be started indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost, and Carex Testacea is an outstanding ornamental grass with attractive olive green, fine-leaved foliage that forms the elegant, arching, mounds and bursts into orange color in the fall creating the dramatic colorful effect. The rose colored flower panicles appear just above the foliage in late summer.
Sedge New Zealand Orange Prairie Fire adds a beautiful evergreen garden accent, and this popular Sedge grass is ideal for containers, pots, water and woodland gardens, massing in borders or spilling over rocks and walls. Carex Testacea seeds produce ornamental grass plants that do not require a lot of maintenance and are disease and pest resistant.
Height: 18 Inches
Bloom Season: Summer
Environment: Sun/Partial Shade
Soil Type: Rich/Moist well-drained, pH 5.8-6.8
USDA Zones: 6-9
Sow Indoors: Winter/Spring (6-8 weeks before last frost)
Sow Outdoors: Spring
Seed Depth: Surface sowing - cover with 1/8 of topsoil
Germination Time: 14-30 Days
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