Carex grayi

Full Sun
Light/Partial Shade
Soil Type:
Moist But Well-Drained

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Plant Overview

A very attractive broad-leafed sedge. Tufts of arching green leaves and in early summer it bears mid-green flowers, followed by green, star-shaped seedheads.

Popular with flower arrangers. 

Named in honor of one of America’s leading botanists of the 19th Century, Asa Gray (1810-1888). Gray’s Sedge is listed as a threatened plant in Massachusetts.

Native to North America where it grows near rivers and in forests. Thrives in wet areas but also seems to be able to cope well in dryer conditions.

Height: 60cm

Common name(s): Gray's Sedge; Mace Sedge.





Picture: Kurt Stüber [1] [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

All our plants are supplied in 9cm pots unless otherwise specified. Plants in this size pot establish quickly in the garden and often outpace plants in bigger pots planted at the same time. Our potted plants can be planted immediately, unless otherwise noted, or you can leave them in their pots until you are ready to plant.
The majority of our plants are grown outdoors. This means that they follow their natural growth patterns and are ready to plant at any time of the year. If you order the plants in winter, they are likely to be dormant and died back to ground level, ready to shoot again in spring - just like the herbaceous perennials in your own garden. Very occasionally, in winter, we may indicate on the packing slip that a plant needs to be hardened off before planting out. This will be because it has just come out of a polytunnel. If you have any questions about our plants or growing methods, please feel free to drop us an email.
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