Baloskion ‘Green Wedge’ – Tassel Cord Rush

This dwarf selection of the Tassel Cord Rush is a wonderful low-maintenance plant which was developed for it’s compact size and fantastic ornamental foliage. An ideal plant for landscape and garden use, it performs best in moist soils near water features and ponds but also adapts to growing in containers for patios and smaller areas. In containers or drier areas it performs best in partial to full shade with regular watering. Flowers in late Spring to Summer, producing understated small brown flowers along the tips of the stems which accent the lush green of the tall foliage. The foliage and flower stems are great for floral arrangements, and if left on the plant the seeds produced when the flowers finishes provide a great food source to attract native finches and other small birds.

Family:Restionaceae
Scientific Name:Baloskion tetraphyllum
Cultivar:Green Wedge
Common Name:Tassel Cord Rush
Other Common Names:Feathery Sedge, Feather Rush
Plant Type:Grass or grass-like, Clumping perennial, Aquatic
Height:0.3 ~ 0.6 metres
Width:0.6 ~ 1 metre
Flower Colour:Brown
Flowering Time:Spring, Summer
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Coastal garden
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool
Light:Sunny, Light shade, Half shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Moist moderate drainage, Boggy poorly drained, Needs regular watering
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Feature plant, Border plant, Attractive foliage
Special Uses:Cut flower, Bog gardens, Erosion control, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing
Attracts Wildlife:Seed eating birds, Other insects

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WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT

Once you have found the plant that looks right for you, the next step is where to buy it.
Most nurseries stock a good range of plants, but due to space and supplies, they may not always have the plant that you are searching for in stock. If they don’t, they may be able to order it in for you if you request it.
Specialist nurseries are also able to give great advice, and if they don’t have the plant you have planned on, they can often suggest alternatives that will also work well for you.
Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries. Click on the links for their details-

 

The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Cool Country Natives – ACT

 

Geelong Native Plants – Victoria

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

MAIL ORDER NURSERIES –

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

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