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Feather Top™

Baloskion tetraphyllum

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Feather Top™ Baloskion is a compact plant ideal for rain gardens.
    A real feature in any modern landscape, it's much more compact than the common form. It performs well in moist, wet boggy sites, water courses or shallow areas of ponds.

    Feather Top™ Baloskion can work in relatively dry areas if irrigated, also if shaded. This plant wont seed, self sow or become weedy because it is dioecious. Gets very few pests and diseases.
  • Very compact Baloskion
  • Ideal for rain gardens or shaded landscapes
  • Beauty of the common form, with smaller height
  • Plant Attributes

    • Height Range: 0.5 to 1m
    • Spread: 0.3 to 0.5m
    • Position: Full Sun, Shade
    • Growth Habit: Upright
    • Plant Use(s): Feature Plant
    • Suitable Climate Zone(s):
      • Subtropical
      • Arid
      • Temperate
      • Cool

    How to use

    Moist, wet or boggy and shady sites, pots and as a feature.

    How it works


    Full sun and moderate to heavy shade (will need shade if a dry area and water if in full sun). Tolerates humidity and moderate frost. Feather Top™ Baloskion suits heavy clay to sandy soil types.

    It handles occasional inundation, but cannot sit in more than a few cm of water permanently (it handles a little bit more inundation than Juncus).



    Care Instructions

    Prefers to be moist; can tolerate dry if irrigated. Water as required for 8-13 weeks until established. Plant in a well mulched garden (chunky mulch is recommended).

    Use slow release fertiliser in spring if required. Cut back halfway every 3-5 years (will look better with pruning every 3 years, this depends on your requirements).