Eleocharis sphacelata – Tall Spike Rush  

A rhizomatous macrophyte that grows in or near still fresh water in dams, swamps, lakes, creeks and drainage swales. Large green cylindrical upright reeds that resemble spikes.

Uses: It forms large swards of foliage that provide habitat and nesting material for water birds. Eleocharis will dominate areas it colonises.

Dimensions: Height: 1 metre to 1.5 metres |  Width: it forms large dense swards of foliage

Flowering: The flower and seed head is on the tip of each reed.  

Aspect: Grows in full sun and up to 50% shade. In the shade it tends to be sparse and open. Eleocharis will grow from 500mm out into 2 metre deep water. It is one of the few macrophytes that grow in deep water. It is a wide spread species occurring in all areas from the coast to inland.
Planting rates: mass planting; 5 to 7/m2
Available sizes: tubes
Availability: contact Bluedale Wholesale  Nursery for current availability list or to discuss our pre-grow commercial plant service.