Genus Species: Eleocharis sphacelata
Common / Product Name: Tall Spike Rush
Habit: TUFTS (TF)
Height x Width: 0.5 – 2m x 0.5 – 1.5m
Clay & Heavy Soil 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.