Baumea rubiginosa – Twig Rush

A rhizomatous macrophyte that forms dense swards of foliage. It grows in ephemeral swamps and along the margins of fresh water swamps in water 0-500mm deep. It is often found in low nutrient sandy, peaty soils. It tends to grow shorter in dry ephemeral swamps and taller when in permanent water. Upright green foliage, spreading rhizomatous habit forming large dense swards

Uses: Ideal for constructed wetlands as a transition plant between the high and low water.

Dimensions: 700mm to 1 metre
Flowering: Brown to reddish-brown clusters of spikelets with 2 or 3 seed heads, fringed with hairs
Aspect: Full sun to 70% shade. Occurs mainly on the coast in ephemeral swamps. Forming swards covering large areas.Soil type: Wet and dry sandy loam, clay loams and peaty soils.

Planting rates: Mass planting; 5 to 7/m2Maintenance: Trim back by half every 2 to 3 years, if need be.

Available sizes: tubes
Availability: contact Bluedale Wholesale  Nursery for current availability list or to discuss our pre-grow commercial plant service.