The Sedge That Turns Heads
It’s hard to walk past Gray’s Sedge without pausing to look. It's an unusual plant that's got plenty to offer.Read Post
This is one of our favorite sedges and a must-have for modern landscapes. With fine, green foliage and an elegant habit, Carex divulsa is a workhorse plant with style.
Need a groundcover beneath mature trees?
Want a stylish but sturdy filler for layered plantings?
Looking for a lush, green alternative to traditional turfgrass?
This is your sedge.
Known as Grassland Sedge, Carex divulsa handles a range of conditions—from dry to moist and from part sun to part shade. Some sedges melt in the heat and humidity of our central North Carolina summers, but this Carex has sailed through with flying colors. It’s not fussy about soil type, either.
It functions perfectly as a backbone for large plantings, such as on slopes, in meadows, and wherever a groundcover is needed.
In the nursery trade, C. divulsa was mistaken for the native C. tumulicola (Berkeley Sedge), but is now believed to have been introduced from Eurasia and naturalized in parts of Canada and the Northeastern U.S. It envelops the landscape in a bright green sea of texture, with arching bunches spreading two feet and narrow foliage intermingling.
An added bonus with Grassland Sedge—once it’s established, deer and small mammals tend to avoid it.
We love this versatile sedge for its beauty and functionality. It’s not a glamour plant, but it is a building block for landscapes that are beautiful and low maintenance.
For more info and to check availability on our liners, go to our Carex divulsa plant profile.