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Carex grayi

Common Name(s):
Gray’s Sedge
Native Plants, Ornamental Grass

A low maintenance rush or sedge in the Cyperaceae family.  Works well on sites prone to erosion and also tolerates wet soils.  Grows best in full sun but will tolerate light shade.  It propagates by seeds in the fall or root division in the spring. It would make an excellent addition to a rain garden and is impactful in the landscape when planted in large groups. It can also be grown in containers. It has a long bloom time from spring to fall producing greenish yellow to brown seed heads that look like spiked clubs and are attractive in both fresh and dried flower arrangements.  If the dried fruits remain on the plant they add winter interest to the garden.  

Seasons of Interest:

    Bloom: Spring-Fall, May-October  Fruit: Summer-Winter

Wildilfe Value: Tolerates damage by deer.

Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems:  No insect or disease problems.  It does not preform well in dry soils.

2-3 ft.
Full sun
deer tolerant, cpp, winter interest, rush, erosion, sedge, wet soil, low maintenance, dried flowers, container, cut flowers, rain garden, wet site, wet

NCCES plant id: 2863

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