Common Spikerush - 25 Plants $79.99

Common Spikerush - 25 Plants $79.99

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Native Grasses
Planting Zones 4-8
Year Round
Full Sun
Ponds and Water Gardens
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Common Spikerush


Common spikerush, or the creeping spikerush, is a lovely perennial ornamental grass that will thrive in full sunshine and a wet environment. It is a North American and South American native species, growing well in moderate USDA plant hardiness zones.


Indigenous people in the Americas historically used this sturdy ornamental grass for weaving baskets, sitting mats, and other necessary items.


Common Spikerush Nourishes Water Fowl and Other Local Animals


This grass can play an essential part in a healthy ecosystem, making it of particular interest to those interested in wildlife.


All parts of the common spikerush are edible to waterfowl and native bird species. Especially important is its fruit--an oval seed housed inside a triangular pod. This seed is protein-dense and irresistible to ducks, geese, and mammals that hunt near the water.


This ornamental grass is also the host for the survival of the yellow-collared scape moth, one of the few moths that fly during the daytime. They rely on this grass to lay their eggs and raise their young, enjoying the dense protective coverage of the grasses.


Common Spikerush Is a Tall and Lovely Decorative Grass


Common spikerush grows tall and erect, reaching an average height of three feet. The foliage is dense and tightly clustered, giving the appearance of green matchsticks. Its leaves are smooth, tube-shaped, and hairless.


The flowers of the common spikerush emerge in the late spring and can bloom through late August. These flowers are reddish brown and appear similar to upside-down pine cones.


This plant is lovely near a pond, a wet natural area, or a creek or stream on your property.


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  • 5
    Common Spikerush

    Posted by Jenny Sparrow on Aug 23, 2019

    This looks great planted with the wildflowers.

  • 5
    Common Spikerush

    Posted by Toni Masterson on Aug 22, 2019

    this looks great planted with the wildflowers

Shipping Information

We dig fresh our plants and ship immediately. We ship US Mail, Priority shipping. You will receive a tracking number once your plants ship. All plants will be fine in their packages for up to 3 days after receiving.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This is superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receiving unless weather-related problems prohibit planting. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water for the first week daily after planting.

Shipping Dates

Ships November through April