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Coast Sword-sedge

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Kevin Sparrow
Lepidosperma gladiatum

This hardy sedge has clumping strappy green-yellow leaves on rigid stems with brown flowers that rise above the foliage from September to February that grows to one metre tall. This sedge is ideal for mass planting around ponds and in coastal landscapes as it provides sand stabilisation. It can be planted in full sun to part shade conditions, tolerates drought and provides valuable habitat and food sources for native birds, butterflies, mammals and reptiles.

Type: 
Sedge/Rush
Height: 
0.5 - 1m
Maintenance: 
Low
Flowering Time: 
Summer
Spring
Light: 
Sun
Part Shade
Water Requirement: 
Low
Tolerates: 
Heavy and Clay soil
Sandy Soil
Lime / Alkaline Soil
Full Coastal Exposure
Some Coastal Exposure
Dry conditions
Acidic Soils
Biodiversity Benefits: 
Butterfly Attracting
Birds
Lizard Habitat
Plant Origin: 
Local Native
Natural Occurence: 
Vic/NSW/SA/Tas/WA

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