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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

heavy - clay soils
poor drainage

Eleocharis pallens

pale spike rush

Perennial rush forming dense tufts. Distinguishable by prominent longitudinally ribbed bluish stems.
originAll states of Australia except Tasmania.
cultural notesInhabits grassy wetlands. Requires moist heavy soils, but will tolerate dry periods during summer. Will grow in full sun or part shade.
maintenanceRemove spent flower stems.
toleratesFrost, innundation.
flowering seasonWinter
flower colourPale coloured cylindrical spikelets to 2cm in length.
foliage colourPale green to blue, with prominent longitudinal ribs.
widthup to 0.2m
heightup to 0.5m
water depthedges and marshland
plant spacing10cm apart
recommended usesRevegetation.

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