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plant type

native rushes / strappy leaf plants
wetland plants

water      hardiness

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bog gardens
coastal gardens
suited to pots

project type

urban and commercial
erosion control

ecosystem type


soil type and drainage

medium - loamy soils
heavy - clay soils
poor drainage

Juncus australis

austral rush

tough reed, great for ornamental pond/creek plantings
originaustralia wide
cultural notesfull sun, boggy conditions, long lived, very hardy
maintenanceprune to remove dead material and to promote new growth
toleratesinundations and dry periods
flowering seasonspring through to autumn
flower colourbrown clusters form near the ends of the leaf blade
foliage colourblue grey green, smooth cylindrical shape
heightup to 1.2m
water depthedges and marshland
plant spacing50cm apart
recommended usesused for edging dams and waterways to help with bank stabilisation. Also an excellent ornamental plant for ponds which provides habitat for water birds. As a feature plant and for mass plantings

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