Photo Courtesy of Hoffman Nursery

Carex testacea Prairie Fire (New Zealand Hair Sedge)

Olive green blades with orange tips turn a warm copper hue in the summer, then fade to  orange when the colder winter weather arrives. In early summer, brown blooms of inconspicuous flowers form on stems that wilt delicately as the season progresses. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms in early summer
1.5-2 ft tall x 1.5-2 ft wide
HARDY to -10­°F (-23.3°C)
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant


Zone Zone 6
Exposure Partial to Full Shade
Moisture Moderate to Consistent Moisture