Morgensternsegge (Carex grayi)

Morgensternsegge (Carex grayi)

Description: The Morgensternsegge first and foremost earns their attention thanks to the attractively developed inflorescences. They are reminiscent of developed asterisks. It is a grass that blooms from June to August. The inflorescences are very decorative. The Morgensternsegge reaches a height between 30 and 50 to 60 cm, but under favorable conditions it can grow up to a height of 90 cm.
It is not an invasive ornamental grass and grows gradually on the sides. It makes a good-looking crop of plants.
It’s a grass that’s almost entirely decorated with leaves. The morning starse also gives off a characteristic smell when cutting the leaves. It is frost resistant grass, but it is worthwhile to cover it in the first year after the design of the decorative bark layer.

Care: Although the Morgensternsegge originates from marshy areas, it does not have excessive soil requirements. You can plant them in swampy soil, but also a normal average garden soil. It is important that the soil is moist, because in the dry soil, it stretches a little and does not look so impressive. The moister the soil, the bigger it grows. The Morgensternsegge prefers a sunny or partially shaded place, but is also clear in the shade. It does not cause major problems in cultivation. It does not require regular fertilization during the growing season. Withered “stars” are a nice decoration for discounts. Leaves are not cut in the fall, they are carried out in the spring.

Propagation: The morning starsegge is increased by dividing the tufts in spring, as soon as one notes growing leaves. This grass can also be sown with star-shaped seed bags.

Diseases and pests: It is a resistant ornamental grass.