A rare and impressive sedge, large in all its parts, found in Chile, the Chatham Islands (New Zealand) and on the Antarctic Islands. Chubby, bullrush-like spikes cluster at the end of strong stems with broad glaucous leaves.
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:Mutton Bird Sedge, Tataki