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Eleocharis Genus

Spike rush

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Rich
  • WaterMoist

Description

Eleocharis genus (Spike rush). These are evergreen rhizomatous perennials they will form dense tufts. The flowers are produced in spikes or panicles of florets. They are cultivated in China and southern Asia for their edible corms, which are eaten fresh or cooked.

Characteristics

Perennials

Origin

China and southern Asia

Propagation

Seed in spring or autumn, or by division in autumn; however forms should be propagated by division only.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Usually little trouble from pests and diseases.

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