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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
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