Genus Species: Schoenoplectus pungens
Common / Product Name: Sharp Leaf Rush
Habit: WETLAND SPECIES (WS) and TUFTS (TF)
Height x Width: 1m x 0.8m
Frost Tolerance: High
Clay & Heavy Soil Tolerance: High / Wetlands
Coastal Tolerance: High
Drought Tolerance: Low
Origin: Australian Plant
Evergreen: Rhizomatous perennial
Flowering: starts: Spring / ends: Autumn
Flower Colour: Brown spikelet’s
Irrigation: Wetland species that dies back in winter and reshoots new growth in spring.
Lower Temperatures: Plant becomes dormant in low temperatures.
Upper Temperatures: Temperatures to the Mid to High 40’s°C, planted around waters edge.
Fertilising: Slow release low phosphorus fertilizer.
Environment: Plants selected suitable for Melbourne surrounds and southern states of Australia.