This variety of the Common Club-rush stays smaller than the species and grows less rampant and less fast. The variegated cylindrical leaved stems are striped alternate green and yellowish white along their length. At their tops the loose, reddish brown flower-spikes appear in summer and early autumn. Plant it in a container in which the sharp-pointed roots more or less are closed-in. A very decorative pond-edge plant with a bright colour, perfectly combinable with plants with more quiet coloured leaves. It grows best on a sunny spot in shallow water in reasonably fertile pond-soil en will keep its colour for a long time during winter. Good winter-hardy.