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Eleocharis acuta

Genus Species: Eleocharis acuta    

Common / Product Name: Common Spike Rush

Habit:   TUFTS (TF)

Available Sizes

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 -7°C.

Upper Temperatures: Temperatures in the Mid 30’s°C to Low 40’s°C.

Fertilising: No fertilizer.

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

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