Growing in a wet ditch at 7,000ft in the Southern Mexican mountains we came across this most attractive and novel new rush. From a distance it really does look as though thousands of tiny, flying hedgehogs are buzzing above the smooth round stems.
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.