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native rushes / strappy leaf plants

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light - sandy soils
medium - loamy soils
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reasonable drainage
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Juncus subsecundus

finger rush

Tufted perenial rush with long pointed wiry stems of blue-green to grey. Tufts grow to 1m in height and width.
originNSW, Qld, Vic, SA, Tas, WA.
cultural notesAdaptable to a range of soils and climates. Prefers moist soils in full sun or part shade.
toleratesFrost and short periods of dryness.
flowering seasonSpring and Summer.
flower colourSmall straw coloured branched flowerheads occuring bellow the end of the stem.
foliage colourThe blue-green to grey stems are the most visible aspect of this plant. The leaves are reduced to a sheath at the base of the stem.
widthup to 1m
heightup to 1m
plant spacing30cm apart
recommended usesMoist areas of the garden, along drainage lines or near ponds or dams.

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