Common Spike Rush

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We ship bare-root plants which are dormant (in a wintertime state) and have no pretty foliage, blooms, or greenery but they will bloom out in the following spring after they are planted and be beautiful.This is why we offer a 1 year warranty to show our customers their plants will thrive come spring.

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We dig plants when your order is received, and ship immediately via US Priority Mail. You will receive a tracking number via email when plants are shipped. All plants are packed to be safe in their packages for up to 3 days after receipt.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This provides superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receipt unless weather prohibits. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water daily for the first week after planting.


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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