Eleocharis sphacelata

Eleocharis sphacelata, Tall Spike Rush, a rhizomatous macrophyte that grows in or near still fresh water in dams, swamps, lakes, creeks and drainage swales. It forms large swards of foliage that provide habitat and nesting material for water birds. Eleocharis will dominate areas it colonizes.

Large green cylindrical upright reeds that resemble spikes
H: 1 metre to 1.5 metres W: It forms large dense swards of foliage
The flower and seed head is on the tip of each reed. Habitat Zone B, C and D.
Grows in full sun and up to 50% shade. In the shade it tends to be sparse and open. Eleocharis will grow from 500mm out into 2 metre deep water. It is one of the few macrophytes that grow in deep water. It is a wide spread species occurring in all areas from the coast to inland.
Available Sizes
Planting Rates
Mass planting; 5 to 7/m2x