Eleocharis palustris (Spike rush, Painter’s brush)

Eleocharis palustris (Spike rush, Painter’s brush) is a native spike rush with tufted flowers rather like a painters brush.

Eleocharis palustris (Spike rush, Painter’s brush) is a native rush with spikes of pale brown flowers held above green grassy foliage, giving a very natural look for smaller wildlife ponds. It’s quite quick to spread and bulk up and is an easy plant to grow, without being too invasive.

Plant max height CM Planting depth cm Flowering from month Flowering to month Availability from month Availability to month
30 0-10 6 8 4 10


From April to August, single bare root plants or single P9 pots will not be available mail order. Multiples of x 10 bare root plants and various larger potted options may be available all year subject to seasonality.


1 x bare root, 3 x bare root, 10 x bare root, 1 x P9 pot, 3 x P9 pot, 1 x 1 litre pot, 3 x 1 litre pot, 1 x 2 litre pot, 1 x 3 litre pot, 1 x 3.5 litre pot


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