Baumea rubiginosa

Baumea rubiginosa is a rhizomatous macrophyte that forms dense swards of foliage. It grows in ephemeral swamps and along the margins of fresh water swamps in water 0-500mm deep. It is often found in low nutrient sandy, peaty soils. It tends to grow shorter in dry ephemeral swamps and taller when in permanent water. Ideal for constructed wetlands as a transition plant between the high and low water.

Upright green foliage, spreading rhizomatous habit forming large dense swards
H: 700mm to 1 metre
Brown to reddish-brown clusters of spikelets with 2 or 3 seed heads, fringed with hairs
Full sun to 70% shade. Occurs mainly on the coast in ephemeral swamps. Forming swards covering large areas.
Soil Type
Wet and dry sandy loam, clay loams and peaty soils.
Trim back by half every 2 to 3 years, if need be.
Available Sizes
Planting Rates
Mass planting; 5 to 7/m2