Grey sedge (Carex divulsa)
Grey sedge (Carex divulsa) is a grass plant that can grow 50cm – 1.5m tall and 50cm – 1.5m wide. In this growing guide we’ll learn the cultivation details and how to plant Grey sedge (Carex divulsa).
This plant is commonly known as grey sedge.
This is a evergreen plant that takes 2-5 years to reach full maturity.
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Common name: grey sedge
Scientific name: Carex divulsa
Plant type: Grasses
Height: 50cm – 1.5m
Spread: 50cm – 1.5m
Sunlight: Full shade, Full Sun, Partial shade
Soil: Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Moisture: Moist but well drained, Poorly drained, Well drained
Garden type: Coastal, Informal Garden, Patio & Container Garden, Rock & Gravel Garden, Wildflower meadow, Wildlife Gardens
Planting type: Flower borders and bedding, Ground Cover, Low Maintenance
How to plant
In this section we will learn how to plant Grey sedge (Carex divulsa), know its needs in terms of soil, watering and sun exposure.
Grey sedge (Carex divulsa) is a plant that adapts to all types of soils, chalk, clay, loam or sand.
The chalky soil is pale and contains chunks of calcium-rich rock. It is a fertile and well-draining soil, almost always alkaline.
Clay soil is composed of more than 25 percent clay particles. These particles have a high moisture holding capacity and the soil is heavy to dig and can be waterlogged in winter (dry in summer).
The loam soil is dark, rich in organic matter but balanced in minerals. It offers the best of all worlds, retaining enough water for the plants, but allowing excess moisture to drain away. This is the most desired type of garden soil, perfect for most plants.
Sandy soil is light, porous and very easy to drain. It is a soil poor in organic matter and nutrients. It is composed of relatively large mineral particles that allow water to drain quickly.
It is not very sensitive to soil acidity or alkalinity and grows well in soils with pH acid, alkaline or neutral.
As for soil drainage, Carex divulsa can be planted in almost any type of conditions. It tolerates soils with good drainage or soils that retain a lot of moisture.moist but well drained, humid or poorly drained or well drained soils.
Grey sedge (Carex divulsa) grows well in full sun, although it can also be grown in shady places.