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Schoenoplectus Validus River Club Rush Seeds
Packet of 150+ seeds of this hardy semi-aquatic native species.
Officially classified as rare in Tasmania growing only on a couple isolated islands here and there, it is a pretty common species everywhere else.
Get them started by sitting pots of good soil in a tray of water an inch or so deep.
Once they shoot divide them up, the easiest way is to just chop each clump into wedges with a knife, like cutting up a cake or pie.
Handles frost a cold weather fine, or seasonal flooding fine, it just doesn’t like extended dry times.
This is why they are normally found around creeks, riverbanks, or swampy areas, where not much else can get a foothold. Happy to sit in meter deep water for months at a time.
Handy addition to dam walls as their roots sink down and hold the soil in place. Slows erosion from cattle and stock quite a bit too. It the dry times the stock and wildlife will give them a haircut, but the roots really lock onto the soil making them pretty impossible to uproot, unlike a lot of imported grasses and sedge. The local wild life loves them, with ducks, water hens, and a myriad of other critters making use of them and the structure they provide to wetlands.
Perfect material to weave fish or yabbie traps from, or baskets or hats or anything really. Very long lasting.
Anyway, there you have it. River club rush, also know as Schoenoplectus tabernaemontani, Scirpus validus, Scirpus lacustris or Softstem bulrush.
Wack some in your pond or water feature, you won’t regret it!
Grown organically by me and the Mrs, no chems, no nasties, no problems!