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Lepironia articulata

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Wantirna
C5, C6
Size: 20cm
Available: 2
$/Unit (EX GST): $17.17 ex GST
$/Unit (INC GST): $18.88 inc GST
Botanical Name: Common Names:
Lepironia articulata Grey Sedge, Grey Rush, Cigar Rush,

Native: Foliage Type:
Yes Evergreen

Plant Type: Plant Habit:
TBA Tufting, Upright

Description:
Native, aquatic, perennial rush growing in wet, waterlogged soils in water up to 1m deep. It has shallow, spreading roots forming large dense swards and grows 1.5-2m high. Grey-green cylindrical foliage and brown flowers appearing during Spring and Summer. Valuable habitat for water birds.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
1-2m 30-60cm

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun Any, Clay, Loam, Sandy, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Aquatic Garden, Erosion Control, Habitat, Mass Planting, Wetlands

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes: Grow in aquatic habitat such as dams, deep swamps, lakes, creeks and constructed wetland treatment systems or drainage swales. Requires fresh, standing or very slow moving water. Mass plant at a rate of 5 to 7 per m2 (or roughly 50cm apart) in boggy ground or water up to 1m deep. Very low maintenance and long lived. May trim foliage back by up to a third if desired. Will tolerate short periods of dryness.

Plant Care
Keep moist during dry periods

Family Name: Origin:
Cyperaceae Australia

Characteristics
Foliage Colour: Green, Grey
Flower Colour: Brown
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Spring, Summer
Fruit: Yes

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Fast
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: High
Drought: Low
Frost: High
Wind: High
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