Baloskion tetraphylllum – Tassel Cord Rush

This rush-type plant grows in dense clumps, with striking green foliage ending in feathered tips which create an attractive display. Produces bronze flowering stems in Summer, these can be used for indoor floral arrangements or left on the plant to create a striking mass display. The seeds of the common form provide an attractive food source for native birds such as finches. Ideal for gardens and landscape planting, and also suitable for container planting. Extremely versatile in all regards, it can be grown in full sun or full shade and is moderately frost tolerant. It grows well in moist boggy areas and shallow water with little to no maintenance. In containers or dry areas it performs best in partial to full shade with regular watering.

Scientific Name:Baloskion tetraphyllum
Family:Restionaceae
Common Name:Tassel Cord Rush
Other Common Names:Feather Rush, Swamp Foxtails
Plant Type:Grass or grass-like, Clumping perennial, Aquatic
Height:0.5 ~ 1.8 metres
Width:0.45 ~ 1.5 metres
Flower Colour:Brown
Flowering Time:Spring, Summer
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral
Soil Type:Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam
Plant Environment:Poolside, Container growing, Coastal garden
Climate Zone:Tropical, Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool
Light:Sunny, Light shade, Half shade, Heavy shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Boggy poorly drained, Needs regular watering
Propagation Method:Seed, Division
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Feature plant, Attractive foliage
Special Uses:Cut flower, Bog gardens, Erosion control, Pollution tolerant
Attracts Wildlife:Seed eating birds, Other insects

Neutrog Bush Tucker & medal

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.

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