Niche Gardens - North Carolina (NC) Native Pants

Carex grayii


Full Sun
Partial Shade
Cut Flowers

Carex grayii (Cyperaceae)
(CARE-eks GRAY-eye)
Gray's Sedge, Morning Star Sedge

Medium green, grassy leaves form a soft, low mound -- great for naturalizing in wet areas. Plant in a moist location in sun or part shade. Topped in late spring with curious 1 spiky-ball seed heads a textural treat in the garden, and a unique addition to floral arrangements. These little starburst pods provide interest through the year as they dry to a light brown and persist into winter. One of our favorites!

Bloom color: green-white
Bloom period: late-spring
Height: 2-3'
Spread: 1-2'
Zones: 5-9

Container size: Qt.
Price: $10
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