Leatherleaf Sedge 'Firefox'

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Leatherleaf Sedge Firefox (Carex buchananii 'Firefox') is grown for its coppery-bronze foliage that persists throughout much of the growing season. Its upright habit makes it a perfect fit for rock gardens and tight places in the landscape that could use a dose of earthy color. Leatherleaf Sedge 'Firefox' looks great on its own as a specimen or container plant, but shines when contrasted next to the deep greens of broadleaf shrubs like Boxwoods or purple leaved varieties such as Barberry's and Heuchera.

  • Botanical Name:Carex buchananii 'Firefox'
    Plant Type:Perennial
    Growing Zones:7-9
    What's my zone?
    Light Requirements:Full Sun , Partial Shade , Partial Sun
    Mature Height:2 ft.
    Mature Spread:1-2 ft.
    Growth Rate:Moderate
    Uses:Accent , Beds and Borders , Containers , Cut Flower , Mass Planting
    Characteristics:Deer Resistant , Year Round Interest
  • When will my order ship?

    SHIPPING IS CLOSED FOR THE SEASON - We will resume shipping MARCH 1, 2020. All orders placed before that date will be shipped out starting March 1st, in the order they were received.

    How will my order be shipped?

    Your order will be shipped FedEx Ground. Once shipped, your order will arrive in 2-5 business days.

    How much does shipping cost?

    All orders over $90 ship free. Orders under $90 ship for a flat rate of $11.95.

    Do you guarantee your plants?

    Yes. If, in the rare case your plants are damaged upon arrival, just contact us within 7 days and a full refund or exchange will be issued for those plants.

    Will this plant grow where I live?

    The hardiness zones that each plant will grow in are listed in the product description. Please make sure that the plants are rated for the zone you live in. If you don't know what zone you are in, check out our zone map to find out.

    If I order now, can I delay shipping for sometime in the future?

    Sure. After placing your order, just send us an email with your order number and the date you would like your order delivered.

  • We promise to only send you healthy, well rooted plants. If, in the rare case your plants are damaged upon arrival, or you are not completely satisfied, contact us at hello@thegreenhousepnw.com right away and we’ll take care of it.

    If your plant(s) were damaged on arrival, we will send out replacements to you immediately at no extra charge to you.

    If that plant is no longer in stock, or you prefer to not receive a replacement, we will issue full refund for any damaged plants.

    In some cases, we may simply request a photo of the damaged plant to verify condition of plant before we process replacement or refund.

    If you have any other questions about our refund/replacement policy, please feel free to email us at hello@thegreenhousepnw.com

  • All of our plants are container grown and shipped with the soil and roots fully intact. We DO NOT ship your plants bareroot. Being shipped as a containered plant greatly reduces the risk of the plant not surving the transit to your home. We guarantee that you will receive a healthy plant that is ready to thrive! We offer various different sizes of potted plants.


    Our container sizes include:

    1 Gallon Container: 6" wide by 7" tall

    2 Gallon Container: 8 1/2" wide by 8 1/2" tall

Customer Reviews

Based on 12 reviews
Leatherleaf Sedge 'Firefox'

I LOVE this ornamental grass, arrived well-packed, accurate plant size and healthy. It's been 2 weeks and the Leatherleaf is doing great in our (7a) climate zone, even with some overnight lows below freezing. I ordered 6 and have kept all of them in pots on our covered front porch - my goal is to plant them in the ground late Feb/early March. For now, these grasses are adding great interest to my porch; with flowers out of season, it's nice to have the lovely copper color of this sedge. I will likely order more, and would highly recommend.

Leatherleaf Sedge

The plant arrived in great condition and is doing well.


Receive all 5 grasses all were packed well. One plant was sooooo small it was a joke - 3 blades of green grass. Lowes has better for $2.98. The rest of the plants were fine and I'm sure they will grown ok. The cost of $25 each after receiving them and the abuse my wife is giving me makes the purchase something that won't happen again.

Leather Sedge 'Firefox'

Impressive! Top quality LARGE plants arrived in packaging that goes beyond expectations. Well worth the price. This was my second time ordering from your nursery. The passion you feel for your endeavor shines through. Will definitely be ordering again.

Nice Plant

This sedge was well-packaged and in great condition. I’ll have to wait to see how well it adapts to it’s new home. I’d definitely order from Greener Earth again.


Plants arrived promptly and in good condition.

Great Product and Service

The product shipped very quickly and derived In good condition. Boxing and packing was done very well. Product quality was superb, beyond my expectations. I would definitely recommend.


So far so good. I will keep you updated.

Easy to do business

Ordering process: simple and intuitive. Delivery process: easy to track and products received as ordered. Plants are in the ground and now it's all up to mother nature.


Plants arrived in great shape