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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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