Genus Species: Eleocharis acuta
Common / Product Name: Common Spike Rush
Habit: TUFTS (TF)
Height x Width: 0.3 – 0.9m x 0.30 – 0.30m
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.