Grey Sedge is a perennial pond plant with triangular, grey-green grass growing 20 inches tall or taller. Also known as Gray's Sedge, Common Bur Sedge and Morning Star Sedge. Native to northern and eastern parts of America. In nature, it is found in marshes, swamps and wetlands. It has a dense root system that is helpful in stabilizing soil on streambeds. Grey sedge acts as a cover for birds, waterfowl and some small mammals. Grey Sedge also acts as a habitat for certain birds, including the green winged teal, sandhill crane, common snipe, song sparrow and the red winged blackbird. Grows with a clump-like habitat. Spreads by seed or division.
Height Grows 18 - 24 inches tall
Width Spreads 6 - 12 inches wide
Sunlight Requirements Full sun (tolerates light shade)
Moisture Requirements Moist soil
Zone Hardy in zones 5 - 9
Grey Sedge is an interesting pond plant. Plant Grey Sedge along the edge of the water to soften the rockery around the pond, in bogs or marshes in moist soil. An excellent pond plant with a dense root system that will help stabilize bank erosion. Plant in part sun-part shade. Grey Sedge is great for naturalizing in wetlands and marshes! Grey Sedge makes an interesting accent plant when planted in containers on your deck or patio. Keep Grey Sedge watered in rich soil and in full sun for best results.