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Eleocharis sphacelata

tall 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. Dead leaves provide shelter for water birds
toleratesinundations and short dry periods
flowering seasonspring to autumn
flower coloursmall cream to brown spike appear on tip of foliage
foliage colourmid to dark green, often reds at base of stems, smooth cylindrical shape with prominent mid ribs.
heightup to 1m
water depthaquatic to 0.5m
plant spacing30cm apart
recommended usesdam and river plantings which help stabilise water edge/banks. Also an excellent ornamental plant for ponds which provides habitat for water birds

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