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Square-Stem Spikerush

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Reviews (2)

  • 5
    Square-Stem Spikerush

    Posted by Lorren Lankaster on 29th Aug 2019

    great addition to our pond

  • 1
    Square Stem Spike Rush

    Posted by Disappointed on 22nd Aug 2019

    Sent me some weeds they pulled out of the sidewalk, jerks.

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Shipping Information

We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.

Description

Square-Stem Spikerush is a hardy aquatic plant that is low maintenance

Square-Stem Spikerush-Eleocharis quadrangulata. The Square Stem Spikerush is named for its bright green square-shaped stem, most apparent when the plant is cut in cross-section. Spikerushes area a family of aquatic plants that grow in and around lakes, ponds, rivers, and streams throughout the Midwest and eastern states of the US; it has been introduced to California. It is also common in the wetlands and marshes of Ontario.

Square-Stem Spikerush is a protected species in some eastern states such as Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania

It is most common along the Mississippi River, and less rare in the Midwestern states. Spikerushes grow in large colonies along the water's edge, creating not only a safe-haven but a micro-ecosystem within the colonies. Invertebrates live under the submerged plants while waterfowl and mammals feed on the plants' seeds, stalks, tubers, and rhizomes. Some species of ducks and geese will nest in the rushes. Deer avoid them.

Square-Stem Spikerush does not produce flowers

Square Stem Spikerushes are perennials that bloom from early summer to early fall. They do not produce flowers. Instead, they have small green spikelets that range in size from half an inch to two inches. Spikerushes prefer full sun and can reach about four feet high when fully grown. They can be propagated by transplanting rhizomes. Once planted, they can take over wetlands within a few seasons. Care should be taken not to leave any seeds or tubers behind when moving spikerushes, as they can sprout new plants from those, too. It prefers slightly acidic to neutral soil. It grows well in moist soil; it is at its best, however, in 6 to 12 inches of water such as what may be found in a garden pond.

 Square-Stem Spikerush