Dwarf Reedmace Typha Minima - 3x 9cm Pots
Typha Minima is an aquatic marginal perennial plant which is ideal for ornamental ponds. It forms narrow, grass-like mat leaves in a beige colour and has little bull heads atop its long stems in summer. The dried flower spikes can make a distinctive floral arrangement and are perfect for bouquets. Typha Minima is a semi-evergreen, which means that the foliage of the plant persists and remains green throughout mild winters.
- Foliage Colour: green/beige
- Flower Colour: brown
- Current Size: 9cm
- Approx. Growth Height: up to 60cm
- Max. spread: 50cm
- Planting Time: spring
- Flowering Time: summer, early autumn
- Uses: zone 2 & 3 of a pond, bog gardens, marshes, ditches, small water features
- Exposure: exposed, sheltered
- Habit: tall emergent, clump-forming, spreading
- Hardiness: hardy
- Rate of Growth: average
- Suitable for small, medium and large ponds
- Light Requirements: full sun, partial sun
- Moisture: damp ground, shallow water, poorly drained
- Soil requirements: neutral, acidic, alkaline, sand, clay, loam
- Optimum planting depth: up to 24cm above the crown of the plant
- Plant spacing: 30-40cm
- Ideal planting container: minimum 11cm mesh basket per plant
Aquatic and marginal plants should be placed in pond plant baskets filled with aquatic soil (sold separately) and topped with a thin layer of gravel to help prevent the soil from washing away. This plant is suitable for zones 2 & 3 of a pond.
Caring and Maintenance
This is a very low maintenance plant which requires a well moisturised environment. Propagate by division in spring. To limit self-seeding, the stems may be cut after flowering. All wandering clumps can be trimmed to control plant growth.