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plant type

native sedges / strappy leaf plants

water      hardiness

top ten

shady gardens

project type

urban and commercial

ecosystem type


soil type and drainage

light - sandy soils
medium - loamy soils
heavy - clay soils
good drainage

Lepidosperma laterale

variable sword sedge

attractive tufted plant bird attracting
originwidespread, nsw, sa, act, vic, tas
cultural notesdry shady position, long lived, very hardy
maintenanceprune to remove spend flower heads
toleratesfrosts, most soils and dry periods
flowering seasonspring to march
flower colourred brown clusters appearing on a spike
foliage colourstiff green strap like leaves
heightup to 0.5m
plant spacing30cm apart
recommended usesrockeries, mass plantings, butterflies and bird attractor

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