Bolboschoenus caldwellii

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The Bolboschoenus caldwellii is a perennial native rush with creeping rhizomes with green grass-like foliage emerges from the bulb in early spring and yellow-brown flowers are produced from August to December or January – March. As the weather cools, the foliage dies back to the bulb where it lies dormant over winter, re-shooting in the warmer months. Naturally found in drains, swamps, on the margins of brackish lakes, salt marshes and along creeks in coastal areas. Suits white or grey sand, mud, saline silt and sandy clay soils. rhizomes as a bank stabilizer for river banks and estuarine areas of high salinity. It is ideal for erosion control and as a river bank stabilizer where is also provides habitat for frogs and nesting birds.
Common Name/s :  Marsh Club-Rush
Family : Cyperaceae
Origin : Australia
Habit : Clumping, Erect
Height : Up to 1.0m in water depth
Width : Up to 3.0m in width
Growth Rate : Moderate to Fast
Foliage : The foliage is a pale to mid green with grass like leaves up to 7mm in width
Flowers : Yes
Flower Description : Are clusters of golden, yellowish-brown bulbs form between August to December.
Flowers colours : Yellow and Gold
Fruit : Not known to have fruits
Position : Prefers full sun or part shade. Inhabits salt-marshes, grassy wetlands and wet depressions in red gum woodland.
Common Pest And Diseases : Not knows to have any pests or diseases
Soil Type : Aquatic, perennial requires damp to wet soils in permanent or semi-permanent water.
Care And Maintenance : Waterwise and drought tolerant, virtually no maintenance required
Available Pot Size/s : 140mm

Additional information

Flowers colours

Yellow and Gold

Plant Type

Aquatic, Evergreen Shrub, Native, Perennial


Full Sun to Part Shade, Part Shade

Pot Size