Bur Sedge (Carex grayi)

Bur Sedge (Carex grayi)

Bur Sedge can be seen in many gardens, popular due to its versatility and star-shaped seed heads that persist through the winter–seeds that are often eaten by songbirds. Prefers moist soils and a little shade.


Sun:    Full Sun, Part Shade, Shade
Moisture:    Medium, Wet
Height:    2 feet
Blooms:    May, June, July
Color:    Green
Spacing:    1′
Zones:    3-9
Benefits:    Birds, Butterflies, Deer Resistant

Design Tips

Bur Sedge adds bright green color and interesting seed heads to gardens with many growing conditions. Plant singularly or in small groups.

Companion Plants

Marsh Marigold
Jacob’s Ladder
Wild Blue Phlox