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Carex grayi

 
Carex grayi
Gray's sedge

Common name Gray's sedge
Family cyperaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z5-9)
Flowers light green
Size 2-3'
Light sun-part shade
Cultural notes moist-wet soil
From seed difficult - see detailed results below
detailed seed-starting info below
Seed ripenslate September

Typical lax-leaved evergreen sedge, but the flowers on this one are spikey balls. Ours didn't bloom until their third year, but two years later they've grown into nice-size plants.

In our garden, this plant grows in the following areas: bogside border, side garden

Seed for this plant is included on my seed trade list

One or more images of this plant are included in my stock photo catalog

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from '01 trade. Snipped off tails. Baggy 70F (4w; no G)
  2. Seed from '05 trade, to pot outside. Two plants by next spring
  3. Same seed as above. Dehusked and knife-nicked. Baggy 35F (13w) - 70F (6w; no G)
  4. Seed from '08 garden. Lightly sandpapered, baggy 70F with light (3w) - 35F (7w) - 70F (no G, 21d). Seeds transferred to a pot set outside, 3/29/09


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