1L Great Reedmace Typha latifolia

Code: PL0873
1L Great Reedmace Typha latifolia
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1L Great Reedmace Typha latifolia
Great Reedmace Typha latifolia - 1L Pot

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
Size Options
Supplied AsTitle Price Link
9cm Pot
£17.99View Here
1L Pot
£14.99This Product
3L Pot
£20.99 View Here


  • 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 spreading: up to 60cm
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.

This plant is suitable for zones 2 & 3 of a pond

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.

Below is a comparison of pot sizes. From left to right: 9cm Pot, 1L Pot, 3L Pot


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