Great Reedmace Typha latifolia - 3x 9cm Pots
Typha latifolia, also known as Great Reedmace, Common Bulrush, or Cat o'nine tails, is a deciduous marginal water plant. It is easy to grow and will tolerate most soil types. It has upright, strap-shaped leaves and can reach up to 2.5m in height. In the summer it bears dark cream, terminal flower heads, and dark brown, sausage-shaped seed heads.
- Flower Colour: cream
- Foliage Colour: green
- Approx. Growth Height: up to 2.5m
- Flowering Time: summer
- Uses: gardens, borders, bog gardens, pond margins
- Tolerance: frost tolerant
- Growing Habit: clump-forming
- Exposure: exposed, sheltered
- Hardiness: hardy
- Rate of Growth: fast
- Light Requirements: full sun
- Soil Requirements: clay, loamy, chalky, sandy, acid, alkaline, neutral
- Moisture: moist, poorly drained
Caring and Maintenance
Typha latifolia is a low maintenance, easy-to-grow plant. Remove dead foliage and old flower stems in spring.
Plant in water margin using an aquatic planting basket. Typha latifolia will tolerate most soil types, and thrives in boggy, poorly drained soil in full sun.
- Plant spreading: up to 60cm
Perennials are flowering plants which grow and bloom over the spring and summer and then die back every autumn and winter. They live for more than two years and typically grow structures that allow them to adapt to living from one year to the next through a form of vegetative reproduction rather than seeding. Perennial plants often have deep, extensive root systems which can hold soil to prevent erosion, capture dissolved nitrogen before it can contaminate ground and surface water, and outcompete weeds. They grow very well in conditions that are poor in resources due to their earlier emergence in the spring and their development of larger root systems, enabling them to access water and soil nutrients deeper in the soil.
This plant is suitable for zones 1 & 2 of a pond.