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Eleocharis acuta

Plant name: Common spike rush

Plant type: sedges / rushes / wetland plants

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Cultural notes: Full sun, boggy conditions, in water up to 30cm deep, long lived, very hardy.

Maintenance: No maintenance required.

Tolerates: Frost, inundations and short dry periods.

Flowering season: Spring to autumn.

Flower colour: Small cream to brown spikes appear on tip of foliage.

Foliage colour: Mid to dark green, smooth cylindrical.

Height: Up to 0.4m

Water depth: Aquatic to 0.25m

Plant spacing: 30cm apart

Recommended uses: Dam and river plantings to help stabilise water edge/banks. Also an excellent ornamental plant for ponds that provides habitat for water birds.

Description: Tough reed, great for ornamental pond/creek plantings.