- Position: full sun or partial shade
- Depth of water: 0-8cm (0-3in)
- Soil type: permanently moist, acidic soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: June to August
- Hardiness: fully hardy
This grass-like rush can be found colonising wet moorland and meadows throughout the UK. In a garden setting, it makes an excellent option for the edge of a pond, where its distinctly upright habit provides a wonderful contrats to te open expanse of water. The flower spikelets appear in summer, resembling tight bunches part of the way down the stem.
- Garden care: From mid-spring to early summer lift and divide congested colonies.
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