Ease to Grow: Easy.
Native Range: Peat Bogs of North America.
Zones: 5-8 (4-9).
Dwarf Spikerush, Eleocharis radicans, is a semi-aquatic miniature perennial grass-like bog plant. It is also called Dwarf Bogrush, Miniature Rush and Rooted Spikerush. It easily roots on soft wet ground or in the water. It is non-weedy, and easy to contain or control in the bog garden. It can form nice mats of deep green "lawn", filling the area around sundews, venus flytraps and other bog plants. By doing so it reduces weeds dramatically. There are multiple petite tawny white flowers on the tips of the leaves. Blooms mid to late Summer and Fall. Naturalizes readily.
Each portion is a rooted, growing plant.
Plants are shipped bare-root, wrapped in damp sphagnum moss. In it's dormant season, it will be shipped as a dormant root/rhizome. Photographs are representative of the species, and not the specific plant shipped.
Height: 2" - 3+".
Plant Type: Perennial, cold temperate.
Soil: Lower Bog Mix.
Soil pH: 6.5-7.5.
Light: Partial to Full Sun.
Use: Charming miniature lawn among carnivorous plants.