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plant type

native rushes / strappy leaf plants
wetland plants

water      hardiness

project type

urban and commercial
erosion control

ecosystem type


soil type and drainage

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

Lepironia articulata


An erect grey-green perennial rush growing to a height of 2m.
originNSW, Qld, NT.
cultural notesNaturally occurs in swamps and in the shallows of lakes and lagoons. Requires consistant water and full sun. Will grow in the damp soil at the edge of water bodies or in water as deep as 1.5m.
maintenanceCut back at the end of Winter to encourage new growth.
toleratesInnundation, acidic water, low nutrient soils.
flowering seasonSpring and Summer.
flower colourBrown nut-like flowers.
foliage colourFoliage is grey-green, erect and hollowly cylindrical.
widthup to 0.5m
heightup to 2m
water depthaquatic greater than 1m
plant spacing30cm apart
recommended usesAn attractive plant around pond or water features, can be grown in submerged pots. Useful for urban run off management due to its acid tolerance.

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