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   Genus Species: Eleocharis acuta     Common / Product Name: Common Spike Rush

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Habit:   TUFTS (TF)

Available Size:   Tube

Height x Width:   0.3 - 0.9m x 0.30 - 0.30m

Pruning:   None

Frost Tolerance:   Medium

Clay & Heavy Soil Tolerance:   High

Coastal Tolerance:   Medium

Drought Tolerance:   Low

Origin:   Australian Plant

Evergreen:   Rhizomatous perennial

Flowering:  starts: Spring / ends: Autumn

Flower Colour:   Dark brown

Irrigation:   Naturally occurs in swamp clay pans, suitable to plant in wetlands.

Lower Temperatures:   Occasional temperatures as low as -7C.

Upper Temperatures:   Temperatures in the Mid 30'sC to Low 40'sC.

Fertilizing:   No fertilizer.

Environment:   Plants selected suitable for Melbourne surrounds and southern states of Australia.

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