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Creeping Spike Rush

Eleocaris palustris

Native Creeping Spike Rush forms dense tufts of smooth, upright, unbranched stems, to two feet in height. Flowers from June through August. Seedheads are brown, scaly and conical and provide food for waterfowl. Creeping Spike Rush is distinguished from other rushes by its leaf-less stems.

Good choice for shorelines
Provides food and cover for wildlife
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 Item  Height  Size  Price  Qty
13436 4-10in S3-1 RPM $9.95

More About Eleocaris palustris:

Rhizominous roots fix nitrogen.

Gardening Suggestions for Creeping Spike Rush:

Produced using Forrest Keeling's patented RPM Root Production Method ® technology for exceptional growth and survivability.

Key Characteristics:

Wet Soil
Midwest Native
Height:
6-12 Inches
Spread:
12-18 Inches
Hardiness Zone:
3 - 8

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Characteristics & Attributes for Eleocaris palustris ''

Soil Moisture Preference

Wet Soil
Inundated

Exposure

Full Sun
Partial Shade

Season of Interest (Foliage)

Summer
Fall

Foliage Color

Green

Habit

Semi-evergreen

Program

Grow Native!

Attributes

Midwest Native
Naturalizing
Rain Gardens and Bioswales
Wetlands and Streambank Stabilization
Mass Planting
Great Garden Neighbors:
Soft Rush Soft Rush
Southern Blue Flag Southern Blue Flag