- Spiny-headed Mat Rush
- 0.5 - 1.0m W / 0.5 - 1.0m high
- Often used by councils and businesses in Australia as a median-strip or border plant
- Highly drought-tolerant
- Can also can tolerate occasional flooding
- Withstands low temperature down to -7°C
- Succeeds in moist soil in Australia.
- Can die back when it is in a wet winter
- Does it survive well in areas with cooler summers.
- By seed:
- When the fruits are matured and turn brown, sow the seed in moist soil for 6 weeks in the greenhouse/outdoor.
- By clump division:
- Dividing the plant into half and plant in moist soil indoor/outdoor.
- Aboriginal people use the leaves to make strong nets and baskets.
- Aboriginal people consume the base leaves as food.
- ACT local seedlings (2) purchased Sept 2010
- ACT local seedlings (2?) purchased and divided into 4? March? 2011
- Seeds from around ACT (30) collected March 2011