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Carex grayi
Carex grayi
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Carex grayi

Morning Star Sedge

USDA Zone: 3-9

Plant number: 8.090.320

This grasslike plant is a native North American wildflower. It forms an upright clump of fresh green leathery leaves. Although the flowers are not showy, they are followed by large star-shaped seedpods that are interesting to use in floral arranging. Excellent at the waterside, or in a moist border. Best in partial shade. Clumps may be easily divided in early spring. Dead foliage should be cut to the ground in late fall or early spring.

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Carex grayi

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Light Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Wild Flower
   60-90 cm
   23-35 inches
   45-60 cm
   18-23 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.