A diverse genus comprised of nearly 1000 species, most Carex originate in the moist habitats of temperate climates. Easily grown, our winning selections produce a variety of different colored leaves that promise to soften those sharp edges in your garden.
This refined Carex’s calling card is the sassy orange, red and copper tones that infuse its slim foliage with scene-stealing allure. Projecting the most vibrant coloration in full sun, the graceful greenish bronze blades are upright and arching beneath subtle mahogany-colored flowers. Appreciative of moist well-drained soil, ‘Prairie Fire’s close-knit mostly evergreen tuft brings electrifying, easy-care accents to containers, mixed borders or rock wall plantings, where it withstands dry conditions once established and enlivens gloomy winter days in milder locales.
Size: 18" – 2' 0" high x 18" – 2' 0" wide.
Hardy to zone 6.
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Other selections in this genus:
- Carex albula ‘Frosted Curls’
- Carex cherokeensis
- Carex conica ‘Snowline’
- Carex divulsa
- Carex dolichostachya ‘Kaga Nishiki’
- Carex elata ‘Aurea’
- Carex elata ‘Knightshayes’
- Carex flacca (glauca)
- Carex flacca ‘Burton’s Blue’
- Carex flaccosperma
- Carex flagellifera (Bronze)
- Carex morrowii ‘Ice Dance’
- Carex morrowii var. temnolepis ‘Silk Tassel’
- Carex muskingumensis ‘Little Midge’
- Carex muskingumensis ‘Oehme’
- Carex oshimensis ‘Evergold’
- Carex oshimensis ‘Gold Strike’
- Carex pensylvanica
- Carex pensylvanica ‘Straw Hat’
- Carex scaposa
- Carex ‘Silver Sceptre’
- Carex tenuiculmis
- Carex testacea
- Carex texensis