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Eleocharis sphacelata

Genus Species: Eleocharis sphacelata    

Common / Product Name: Tall Spike Rush

Habit:   TUFTS (TF)

Available Sizes

Height x Width: 0.5 – 2m x 0.5 – 1.5m

Pruning:   None

Frost Tolerance:

Clay & Heavy Soil Tolerance:

Coastal Tolerance:

Drought Tolerance:   Low

Origin:   Australian Plant

Evergreen:   Rhizomatous perennial

Flowering:  starts: Late Spring / ends: Summer

Flower Colour:   Light green to Light 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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