Carex grayi

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Gray's Sedge

USDA Hardiness Zone 5-9

Long green blades with unique light green seed heads, resembling a medievil mace. These seed heads also add winter interest. This is a great cool-season, clump-forming sedge for wet areas. This attractive and reliable sedge is native to Northeast United States.

Height

24-36 in

Spread

18 in

Bloom Time

May-June

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Tolerates temporary flooding. Can be used for erosion control or rain gardens. Performs best in part shade and moist to wet conditions.

When to Divide

spring

Good Companions

Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata), Spotted Joe Pye Weed (Eupatorium maculatum), Great Blue Lobelia (Lobelia siphilitica), Turtlehead (Chelone glabra), Wild Geranium (Geranium maculatum)

Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes & Uses
Dried Flowers
Ground Cover
Cut Flowers
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Exposure
Full Sun
Partial Shade
Shade
Foliage Color
Green
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Fall
Winter
Spring
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Spring
Summer
Fall
Soil Moisture Preference
Moist
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