Native Plant Database

Header Photo: Mervin Wallace

Globe Sedge

Carex grayii
Plant Type: Grasses / Sedges / Rushes
Native Environment: Stream Edge
Season of Interest: Winter (Nov - Mar)
Main Color:
Fall Color: Yellow
Hardy From Zone: 1
Hardy To Zone: 1

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Hardiness Zones

Midwest map of zones 5 (north), 6, and 7 (south)

as defined by the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map; (hardiness zones are not recorded for all Grow Native! plants)
green globe sedge
Photo: Mervin Wallace
Sun Exposure 
Soil
Moisture
Moderate, High
Nature Attracting
Wildlife Benefit
Animal
Resistance
Deer Resistant
Size

Height:

14 to
18
inches

Spread:

20 to
inches
Size
Height: 14 to
18
inches
Spread: 20 to
inches
Size
Height: 14 to
18
inches
Spread: 20 to
inches
Typical Landscape Use
Shaded rain gardens, naturalized woodland.
Establishment and Care Instructions
Requires part-shade to shade and rich soil, moderate to moist. Foliage yellows in full sun.
Special Features
Special Usage
Basic Description

Shade-requiring, clump-forming perennial sedge with coarse-textured, dark-glossy leaves. Grown for showy round fruits. Spreads from seed.

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