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plant type

native rushes / strappy leaf plants
wetland plants

water      hardiness

project type

urban and commercial

ecosystem type


soil type and drainage

medium - loamy soils
heavy - clay soils
poor drainage

Eleocharis acuta

common spike rush

tough reed, great for ornamental pond/creek plantings
originaustralia wide
cultural notesfull sun, boggy conditions, in water up to 30cm deep, long lived, very hardy
maintenanceNo maintenance required
toleratesFrost, inundations and short dry periods
flowering seasonspring to autumn
flower coloursmall cream to brown spike appear on tip of foliage
foliage colourmid to dark green, smooth cylindrical
heightup to 0.4m
water depthaquatic to 0.25m
plant spacing30cm apart
recommended usesdam and river plantings to help stabilise water edge/banks. Also an excellent ornamental plant for ponds which provides habitat for water birds

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