A type of native sedge that forms a clump of wiry upright stems giving a grass-like appearance. It has golden brown flowers on the ends of the stems in spring. Good for vertical accent in garden beds or pots. Tolerates waterlogged conditions and adapts well to heavy soils. Likes a full sun position to be at its best.
This plant was formerly known as Restio pallens.
|Scientific Name:||Baloskion pallens|
|Common Name:||Native Rush|
|Plant Type:||Grass or grass-like|
|Height:||1 ~ 1.5 metre|
|Ph Level:||Mildly acid, Neutral|
|Soil Type:||Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix, Poor soil|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Coastal garden|
|Climate Zone:||Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Soil Moisture:||Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage, Boggy poorly drained|
|Special Uses:||Bog gardens, Fast growing|
WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT
Once you have found the plant that you want, the next step is to find where to get it. Visit or ring your favourite nursery to see if they have it in stock. If they don’t, they may be able to order it in for you. Specialist nurseries are also able to give great advice, and if they don’t have the plant you want, they can often suggest an alternative to you. Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries, and some who do mail order. Click on the links for their details-