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Adding NZ-native grasses such as Baumea articulata and Baumea rubiginosa to your garden delivers a vast range of benefits:

We have fantastic Baumea plants ready for your space. These amazing plants have been grown from eco-sourced seed and then multiplied in our nursery. Our Baumea thrive in NZ’s climate and each plant is packed and transported with extreme care, ensuring it arrives to you in the same condition it was in when it left the nursery. If you are wanting to buy Baumea plants, shop with confidence from the best in the industry.

Baumea Questions

1. What is the common name for Baumea articulata?

Baumea articulata is a large sedge native to Australia, New Zealand, New Guinea, and the Pacific Islands. Its common names include:

The name "jointed twigrush" is probably the most common name for this plant in New Zealand. It is a descriptive name, as the plant has jointed stems that resemble twigs. The name "jointed baumea" is also commonly used in New Zealand. It is a more formal name, as it is based on the plant's genus name, Baumea.

The name "bulrush" is a more general term that can be applied to a variety of sedges and rushes. It is often used to refer to Baumea articulata because of its tall, reed-like appearance. The name "reed mace" is also a general term that can be applied to a variety of sedges and rushes. It is sometimes used to refer to Baumea articulata, but it is more commonly used for other species.

The name "lake clubrush" is a more specific name that is only used for Baumea articulata. It is a descriptive name, as the plant is often found growing in lakes and swamps.

2. Is Baumea articulata native to Australia?

Baumea articulata is native to Australia. It is a perennial sedge that is found in a variety of habitats, including wetlands, grasslands, and along waterways. The plant is characterized by its clump-forming habit, slender, upright stems reaching a height of about 50-100 cm (20-39 inches). The leaves are narrow and green in color, with a slightly rough texture. The plant produces small, inconspicuous flowers and seeds.

3. What is the common name for Baumea juncea?

The common name for Baumea juncea is Bare Twig-rush. It is a native sedge found in Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands. The plant is characterized by its slender, bare stems, which can reach up to 1 metre (3.3 feet) in height. The leaves are reduced to small sheaths, and the flowers are arranged in small, spiky clusters.

4. How do you propagate Baumea articulata?

Propagating Baumea articulata, also known as the Jointed Twigsedge, can be done through two main methods: seeds and division. While both methods work, each has its own advantages and challenges.

Propagation by seeds:

Here's what you need to do:

  1. Collect seeds: Harvest seeds when the flower spikes turn brown and dry. Rub the spikes with your fingers to dislodge the tiny seeds.
  2. Prepare the potting mix: Use a well-draining potting mix suitable for wetland plants. You can add sand or perlite to improve drainage.
  3. Sow the seeds: Sow the seeds thinly on the surface of the potting mix and press them down gently. Don't cover them with soil, as they need light to germinate.
  4. Watering and temperature: Keep the potting mix moist but not soggy. Place the container in a warm, sunny location with temperatures between 18-25°C (64-77°F).
  5. Germination: Germination can take several weeks to months, be patient. Once seedlings emerge, thin them out if necessary to prevent overcrowding.
  6. Potting up: Once the seedlings have developed at least 3-4 leaves, you can pot them up into individual containers with the same potting mix.

Propagation by division:

Here's what you need to do:

  1. Timing: Divide plants in spring or early summer when they are actively growing.
  2. Digging up the plant: Carefully dig up the entire plant with its roots intact.
  3. Dividing the rootstock: Use a sharp knife to divide the rootstock into sections, ensuring each section has healthy roots and shoots.
  4. Planting: Plant the divisions in individual pots or directly in the desired location in moist soil. Water well and keep the soil moist until the plants are established.

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