(Red Hook Sedge)
An especially showy selection of a colorful New Zealand native, 'Firedance' enlivens the garden with its grassy, evergreen, compact tussocks of shiny maroon foliage. The strap-shaped leaves are borne on slowly expanding clumps of short red-brown stems that are triangular in cross section. In summer clusters of brown flowers appear, followed by attractive black seedheads.
Grow this tender sedge relative in full to part sun and damp rich soil. It sulks in dry conditions. It may self-sow modestly....