Carex grayi

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

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Plant Details

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 at least 9x10cm pots. Plants in this size pot establish quickly in the garden and often outpace plants planted in bigger pots at the same time. We do not sell 'plug plants' because those need to be grown on before planting. Our potted plants can be planted immediately, unless otherwise noted, or you can leave them in their pots until you are ready to plant. We grow everything we sell ourselves, in our nursery in the Buckinghamshire countryside.