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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

Schoenoplectus validus

river club rush

A robust perennial wetland plant with course, erect stems and grass-like foliage. Grows to 2m in height.
originNSW, Qld, Vic, Tas, SA, WA.
cultural notesNaturally occurs at the edge of still or slow flowing water. Requires wet soils in full sun. Quick to establish after planting.
maintenanceRequires consistant water. Remove dead material if required.
toleratesFrost tolerant.
flowering seasonSummer and Autumn.
flower colourReddish brown flower spikelets in loose clusters.
foliage colourThe most visible part of this plant are the blue-green stems. The true leaves are grey-brown and papery, sheathing the stems at the base of the plant.
widthup to 1m
heightup to 2m
water depthedges and marshland
plant spacing30cm apart
recommended usesGood for preventing bank erosion, provides habitat for birds, attractive in ponds and water features.

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