Baumea rubiginosa

Twig rush

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  • Specifications

    This tuffted perennial sedge spreads from a short thick underground stem, forming dense swards of foliage and flowers from rigid upright stems. The flowerhead is upright and oblong in shape measuring 7-35 cm long. Along the branches are many densley clustered spikelets bearing 2-3 seed heads fringed with hairs. The flowers are red-brown in colour and occur from September to March. Basal leaves are roundish and flattened towards the tip, also broarder than stems, 1.5 to 7mm in diameter and often also longer than stems. Tends to grow shorter in dry ephemeral swamps and taller in permanent water. Usefull in permanantly moist areas, by a pond and water run-off areas. Moist to wet sandy, peat, clay loam areas, (low nutrients fine), in full sun to part shade. Often used as a transitional plant between high and low water levels.This plant is very suitable if you are encouraging frog habitation and is also a caterpillar food plant. Keept wet/moist in up to 500mm water in a sunny to part-shade position. Trim by half every 2-3 years if required, otherwise minimal maintenance required. Baumea rubiginosa will grow to a height of 1 to 4 metres depending on water supply and has a free-spreading habit with a width to 2m.
    Common Name Twig rush
    Plant Type Coastal, Evergreen, Grasses, Native Australian Plant, Native West Australian Plant, Outdoor, Perennial, Shrub, Strappy Leaf
    Range No
    Dimensions 1-4m high x 2m wide
    Sunlight Full Sun, Part Sun
    Bird/Wildlife Attracting Yes
    Australian Native No
    Deciduous No
    Evergreen No
    Flower Colour Brown
    Foliage Colour Green
    Flowering Season Spring, Summer
    Botanical Genus Baumea
    Botanical Species rubiginosa
    Flower Type Panicles
    Foliage Type Linear - Parallel Margins, Elongate
    Width 200 cm
    Height 400 cm

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Baumea rubiginosa

Twig rush

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