Common Spike Rush

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We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.

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Common Spikerush is also known as Creeping Spikerush or Club Rush.

Spikerush is a member of the Evergreen family.

Hardy Planting Zone

Spikerush will do well in aquatic or bog type gardens or by bodies of water.

It’s a hardy plant that grows in the wild around marshes and can often be found in ditches. It tolerates seasonal flooding. It can even grow in water.

  Spikerush will do well as ground cover in wet areas and aquatic gardens. 

 It can also be grown in aquatic baskets.

Bloom Season and Color

  The distinctive flowers of the Spikerush arise as tufts and are decorated with greenish-brown or brown flowers shaped like eggs. The flowers don’t have petals or sepals and are encased in dark brown to black bracts.

  The stems are bright green. The flowers bloom from May until July. As its name implies, it is a creeping plant that can form dense stands.

Height at Maturity

  At its maturity, the Spikerush can grow to a height of 60 centimeters. It is known in marshes at pond edges as common sedge, a category for dense-growing plants that tend to grow upright and in clumps. 

Soil Type Preferred

  As long as the soil is moist, the Spikerush will thrive. It can moderate most soil types, chalky, loamy, sandy, or clay, It doesn’t mind either acid or neutral soil. 

Sun or Shade 

  Spikerush prefers a southern or western exposure to the sun as it grows at its best in full sun. It can thrive in either exposed or sheltered areas as long as it has plenty of suns. 

Plant Description

  The Spikerush is best known as an aquatic plant that is quite hardy. It may be described as a green matchstick growing in a clump. It forms in dense mats, is upright and grasslike similar to other grassy plants but has a seed head. It is a fast-growing, dense foliage that requires very little maintenance. It spreads by using underground stems called rhizomes.

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