Common Spikerush

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What we ship: Click here to see what your bare root plants and trees will look like upon arrival. They will come up and bloom like product images shown.

Height At Maturity
Under 10 Feet
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Year Round
Full Shade,
Ponds & Water Gardens,

Reviews (2)

  • 5
    Common Spikerush

    Posted by Jenny Sparrow on 23rd Aug 2019

    This looks great planted with the wildflowers.

  • 5
    Common Spikerush

    Posted by Toni Masterson on 22nd Aug 2019

    this looks great planted with the wildflowers

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Shipping Information

We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.

Shipping Dates
Ships Year Round


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Common Spikerush – Eleocharis palustris is typically found in lowland tropical wetlands, most often along banks of the water. Small groupings of Common Spikerush can grow as tall as four feet, sometimes entirely submerged underwater. These perennial plants look like tall grass.

The common spikerush is strikingly similar in look to tall grass. But that is perhaps, where its similarities end. These perennial plants don't have any leaves on them, instead of having developed sheath-like implements along their bases which are nutrient rich. One of the critical giveaways that it is spike rush and not a tall grass, are the small fruiting spikes on the tops of all blades. Not much soil is needed to plant this fast growing ground cover, in fact, two to five inches of water is more than adequate to produce full and hearty patches of spikerush.

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They do well when planted on the edges of bodies of water or streams as they provide many nutrients to native bird and fish life. The thick clumps and wispy nature of the spike rush mean it can give a right edge to a pond or property line that abuts water. Because of the dense nature of the rhizomes in and along its root system, the spike rush helps maintain excellent water clarity.
The popularity of spikerush with landscapers in lowland tropical and wetlands is unmistakable.

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A hardy plant that can survive very much on its own and thrive in areas where many others would drown. Not only does this ground covering plant add height to the edges of bodies of water, but it is also almost whimsical when the wind hits it. There is even a bird in Australia that uses the stems and roots of spikerush for much of its nutritional intake. The spikerush is a beautiful addition to anyone looking to liven up water features or streams. Requiring little to no work to maintain is also a plus. Common Spikerush.

Common Spike Rush 

If you've stepped outside and walked around in an area where there are plants, then you've probably come across a Common Spike Rush. This is a plant that is abundant in almost all areas across the United States and some areas of Canada. It tends to grow more in areas that are near a water source, such as streams and ponds. The flowers on the plant are small and white in color. When the plant begins growing, you might not notice any flowers until it has matured. Small brown cones are present instead and can be found growing near the base of the stem. 


 The petals on the flowers are dark yellow in color and sometimes have brown or black encasings around them. A distance, the plant looks like a matchstick with a slender stem and a lightly colored bloom. The stem of the plant is smooth to the touch and has a silky feeling. Once the Common Spike Rush has matured, you can see small fruits that look like nuts on the ends of the flowers. These fruits are consumed by many birds and small woodland animals in areas where the plant grows as a way to nurture the environment.