Eleocharis Obtusa- Spikerush

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Height At Maturity
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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.

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Eleocharis Obtusa- Spikerush is an annual found throughout most of the United States, as well as in the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island, in USDA Hardiness Zones 3 through 11.

Blooming during full summer, Spikerush has a low growth habit, standing between two and 10 inches tall at maturity. The plant primarily flowers during June, July, and August. It prefers full sun and very wet growing conditions. This plant is not picky about the type of soil in which it grows as it is found in mucky, gravelly or sandy soils as well as in loam. It is typically located on the shores of lakes and ponds, along low-lying rivers, fields prone to flooding, marshes, sedge meadows, and fens and. Spikerush is also occasionally found in wet grassy areas that are cultivated. It is one of the first plants to colonize freshly dug ponds or stormwater basins and is ideal for conservation projects, stormwater runoff plantings, and rain gardens. A dense growth of Spikerush attracts dragonflies, damselflies, and frogs.

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A prolific seeder. Individual plants have the appearance of tall grass, mainly when they occur in dense stands. Each plant usually produces a single culm, although some may feature a tuft of culms that are circular, hairless and green. Leaves are sparse and dark green, located at the base of the culm with parallel veins. Flowerheads are ovoid and small, about 4-10 mm. Long and 3-5 mm. Wide. Its flowers are somewhat inconspicuous in that do not have petal or sepals and have the appearance of flat, rounded spikes. Each flower features an ovary and three stamens. Blooming lasts about one to two weeks. Achenes replace the bulbs and are light brown. Eleocharis Obtusa- Spikerush spreads by reseeding itself from the achenes.

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Spike Rush 

The Eleocharis Palustris sedge plant, more commonly known as the Spike Rush sedge, is a perennial sedge belonging to the Cyperaceae family. The Spike Rush found in wet environments like lake and pond shores, rivers, and wetland marsh and meadows areas throughout the European continent as well as North America and certain parts of Asia. 


 The stems of the Spike Rush reach a maximum height of 4 feet, but exactly how high the stems grow depends on how deep the water of the wetland is. Flowers sit at the top of each stem and are brownish-green in color. The flowering seasons last from mid-Summer to early-Fall, stretching through early June to September. 


 Ideal growing conditions for the Spike Rush are those with full exposure to sunlight, but the plant also grows well in partly shaded areas. Furthermore, the Spike Rush grows well in areas subject to cyclical flooding, with large populations of the plant commonly found in bogs. Water bodies of up to 3 feet deep do support the plant's growth, and Spike Rush spreads through rhizomes. The plant achieves propagation by the division of these rhizomes, and certain species are self-seeding. 


 The Spike Rush is often used to decorate pond areas and wet gardens.

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