Strong green needle-leaves erupt from a solid basal clump. One of the larger "rushes". These are traditionally grown at the waterside, but this one will do perfectly well in an ordinary garden.
Sow at any time, in a well-lit position, into a good, soil-based compost. Cover seeds thinly and keep moist at around 15 degrees C or 60 degrees F. Some New Zealand species can be very slow indeed and may need cooler temperatures before they will come up. Grass seedlings should be potted on and grown on singly, or in clumps for more rapid establishment of a large specimen.
Common name:Pale Rush