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Eleocharia montevidensis/Sand Spikerush

Eleocharia montevidensis / Eleocharia montevidensis
Foliage of this ground cover planting at Shangri-La gardens in Orange, TX
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Foliage of this ground cover planting at Shangri-La gardens in Orange, TX

Clumps of plants soon after planting

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Scientific Name: Eleocharia montevidensis
Common Name: Sand Spikerush
Plant Type: Evergreen
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Purple
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Morning sun
Drainage: Moist, Wet, Poorly draine
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
No
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Comments: This is a native sedge that grows in wet areas and yellow pine forests. Bulb-like flowers appear on terminal spikelets. This plant makes a good aquatic garden specimen.