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Prairie Fire Sedge

Carex testacea 'Indian Summer'

SKU
06276
Glossy, fine-textured leaves emerge olive green and develop orange-red coloring as they mature. Foliage has a shimmering appearance in full sun. The elegant, arching, mounding form is a beautiful garden accent, ideal for containers, massing in borders or spilling over rocks. A spectacular fall and winter accent. Semi-evergreen.
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6-9

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Filtered sun, Partial shade, Partial sun

Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.

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Botanical PronunciationKAH-reks test-uh-SEE-uh
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; forms clump 18 to 24 in. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeInconspicuous; prized for foliage.
Deciduous/ EvergreenSemi-evergreen
Flower ColorBrown
Foliage ColorBronze
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage, Rustic
Growth HabitMounding
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Erosion Control, Green Roof, Mass Planting, Very Wet Areas, Water Garden, Woodland Garden, Edging, Ground Cover
Light NeedsFiltered sun, Partial shade, Partial sun
Special FeatureClump Forming, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Fall Color, Naturalizes Well, Tolerates Wet Soils, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
Companion PlantsAstilbe (Astilbe); Ligularia (Ligularia); Foam Flower (Tiarella); Bugbane (Cimicifuga); Iris (Iris)

Provide well-drained, evenly moist soil. Avoid harsh sun exposures in hot summer areas. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish root system; once established, maintain evenly moist soil. Old, faded foliage may be gently raked to remove. Prune very lightly just before new growth emerges in spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 6-9

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