Great Reedmace Variegated Typha latifolia variegata - 1L Pot
Typha latifolia, also known as Great Reedmace, Common Bulrush, or Cat o'nine tails, is a deciduous marginal water plant. This variety has cream striped variegated leaves. 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, and in the summer it bears cream, terminal flower heads, and dark brown, sausage-shaped seed heads.
- Flower Colour: cream and brown seed heads
- Foliage Colour: green and cream striped (variegated)
- Approx. Growth Height: up to 2.5m
- Flowering Time: summer
- Uses: gardens, borders, bog gardens, pond margins
- 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
Typha latifolia variegata will tolerate most soil types, and thrives in boggy, poorly drained soil in full sun. It can be planted in a pond in a depth of up to 50cm. This plant is suitable for zones 1, 2 & 3 of a pond. 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.
- Planting Depth: up to 50cm (in pond)
Caring and Maintenance
This is a low maintenance, easy-to-grow plant. Remove dead foliage and old flower stems in spring.
Below is a comparison of pot sizes. From left to right: 9cm Pot, 1L Pot, 3L Pot