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Perennials

#1295 - Machaerina rubiginosa 'Variegata' (Variegated Spike Rush)

$8.59
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PLANT INFORMATION:

  • Botanical Name:
    Machaerina rubiginosa 'Variegata'
  • Common Name:
    Variegated Spike Rush
  • Type:
    No
  • Family:
    Cyperaceae
  • Exposure:
    Sun
  • Size:
    24"h x 18"w
  • Zones:
    No
  • Water:
    No
  • Origin:
    New Zealand
  • Butterflies:
    No
  • Hummingbirds:
    No
  • Container Size:
    Large Pot Band

Plant Description

We discovered Variegated Spike Rush on a collecting trip to southern California back in 2015. Since then, we have grown it in a container in our display garden and each year people ask about it and beg us to offer it. We are excited to announce that 2021 will be the first time we will have it available. This New Zealand native provides a dramatic display with its vertical narrow shoots of green striped gold. It likes moisture and will grow in a bog garden but handles container culture and normal garden conditions quite well. Technically a sedge, Variegated Spike Rush has narrow blades that are about 1/8" wide. We absolutely love using it planted alone in a container. It will over winter in Oklahoma if the winter is mild and it is planted in a protected location.