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Common Reed | Phragmites australis

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Common Reed - Phragmites Australis - 3x 9cm Pots

The Common Reed is an invasive grass with dark purple flowers blooming in summer and autumn. It grows up to 3 metres in height, and forms an extensive colony of erect, leafy stems with floppy linear leaves which become brown as the summer turns to autumn.



  • Foliage Colour: green in spring and summer/brown in autumn
  • Flower Colour: dark purple in autumn and summer
  • Approx. Growth Height: 2.5m - 4m
  • Max. Spread: 2.5m - 4m
  • Flowering Time: summer
  • Planting Time: spring/summer
  • Uses: ponds
  • Exposure: exposed, sheltered
  • Growing Habit: tufted
  • Hardiness: hardy
  • Rate of Growth: max. height in 5-10 years
  • suitable for medium and large ponds

Pond Plant Benefits

Marginal and pondside plants add interest, colour and structure to ponds, and offer the benefit of delightful fragrance. They are ideal for places near to patio or decking areas, where their sweet aroma can be appreciated. The plants can be positioned around the perimeter of a pond or on levelled shelves for original and attractive exposure. Marginal plants should be planted in boggy ground or shallow water for optimal growth results.

  • Supplied As: 9cm Pot / 3L Pot
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Is Collection/Mix? No
Needs Ericaceous Compost? No