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Carex grayi

For sale by Bluebell Nursery

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An exciting deciduous grass, Carex grayi has narrow, light green leaves and clusters of seeds in summer which look very much like spiked clubs or morning stars. Any eye-catching border grass and ideal for use as a decoration with cut flowers.

Supplied Size: 3L container

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Carex grayi | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Carex grayi | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Pot SizeTotal Price
3 litres

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Grower Notes

Position: Full sun or partial shade.
Soil: Moist fertile soil.
Hardiness: Hardy.
Flowering Period: June - July.
Rate of Growth: Moderate.
Habit: Carex grayi grows to be an upright, clump forming grass.
Height: up to 120 cm (4 ft)
Spread: 60 cm (2 ft)

Pruning: Carex grayi dies back to the ground each winter. Cut back to a height of 10 cm in March.

Plant Finder: about Carex grayi

Common names

Mace sedge, Sedge


Carex grayi (Mace sedge). A coarsely tufted deciduous perennial clump native to North America. All the foliage is green. The flowers are carried in clusters.

Interest and use

Aquatic, bog.

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  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilFertile
  • WaterMoist

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Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
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