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Products > Eleocharis montevidensis
 
Eleocharis montevidensis - Sand Spikerush

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Grass-like
Family: Cyperaceae (Sedges)
Origin: California (U.S.A.)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Brown
Bloomtime: Summer
Synonyms: [Eleocharis obtusa]
Height: 1-2 feet
Width: Spreading
Exposure: Full Sun
Irrigation (H2O Info): Aquatic
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 F
Eleocharis montevidensis (Aquatic) (Sand Spikerush) - Hair grass or spike rush is related to Cyperus and bulrushes (tules) and also prefers to grow in shallow water environments in full sun. Its thin leaves look almost identical to those of the low bulrush, but grow longer and more erect, to nearly 2 feet. Instead of growing in a compact clump, it spreads quickly from rhizomatous runners and can rapidly colonize an area. Terminal brown flowers occur in early summer and is cold hardy to about 20 degrees F.  This description is based on our research and observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in the nursery garden and in other gardens that we have visited. We also try to incorporate comments received from others and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Eleocharis montevidensis.
 
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