Carex grayi - Morning Star Sedge from NVK Nurseries

Morning Star Sedge

Carex grayi

Also called Mace Sedge, Gray Sedge

  • Forms a slightly arching tight upright clump
  • Semi-evergreen leaf blades are 15 mm wide
  • Flower spikes are followed by unique light green star or mace-shaped seed pods
  • Seed pods are 2.5 cm in diameter and turn a chocolate-brown, persisting into winter
  • Bloom Time: May
  • Grass Type: Cool Season



60-80 cm

50-60 cm

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Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Best grown in a moist to wet soil, in partial shade. Can grow in full sun with adequate moisture, but the colour is deeper in a shadier location. Old leaves can be pruned out in early spring.  

Additional Notes about Morning Star Sedge:

Native to Ontario

Cool Season Grasses: These grasses do the majority of their growing in early spring and start again when temperatures start to cool in the fall. During the warmer summer months, they stop growing and some will even go dormant. Cool season grasses flower in the spring or early summer. Most cool season grasses grow best in a consistently moist soil.