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Baloskion pallens 'Didgery Sticks' (Native Rush)

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Plant description

Baloskion 'Didgery Sticks' makes a great architectural statement for landscaping, with its strong upright habit and tolerant nature of a wide range of conditions. It is a type of native sedge that forms a clump of wiry upright stems giving a grass-like appearance. Good for vertical accent in garden beds or pots. Tolerates waterlogged conditions and adapts well to heavy soils. Can be used for foliage in cut flower work. Keep moist while establishing the plant, but once growing well, it can withstand dry spells as well as wet ones, and heavy frost. Grows to a metre by a metre.

Further reading: Top ten native plants and Best natives for pots and small gardens (articles written by native plant expert and horticulturalist Angus Stewart).

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: red or brown
Flowering season: spring summer

Plant size

Maximum height: 1 metres
Minimum height: 0.6 metres

Maximum width: 1 metres
Minimum width: 1 metres

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
High frost tolerance.
Plant is not salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Not specified.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate, subtropical.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: dry, wet, moist, well-drained.

Clay: dry, wet, moist, well-drained.

Sand: dry, wet, moist, well-drained.

Miscellaneous information

Native to: Australia.

Planting season: Any.

Types of fertiliser: General purpose fertiliser.

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