Schoenoplectus validus

Description
Schoenoplectus validus, River Club Rush, a tall rhizomatous macrophyte that grows in fresh water in dams, swamps, lakes, creeks and on the edge of brackish water in coastal rivers and lagoons, where it spreads to colonize the waters edge. Schoenoplectus provides habitat for native water birds, frogs, insects and young fish.

Upright green/bluish reed like foliage
Dimensions
H: 1.5 metres to 2 metres
Flowering
It flowers in summer with a tassel like seed head close to the top of the reed.
Aspect
Grows in full sun to 50% shade, from boggy ground to 1 metre deep water. It occurs in all areas from the coast to inland. In inland climates it will die back a little over winter and re-shoot from the rhizome in spring.
Available Sizes
Viro-tubes
Planting Rates
Mass planting; 5 to 7/m2