Grey Club-Rush 'Albescens' Schoenoplectus Lacustris 'Albescens' - 1L Pot
The Grey Club-Rush is an evergreen perennial that has leafless cylindrical grey-green stems, with small brown flowers that cluster upon it in the summer. Grown in permanently moist, fertile soil, it can also be grown in up to 30cm of water. Please note also that this plant can become invasive in small pond areas.
- Foliage Colour: brown in summer
- Flower Colour: green
- Approx. Growth Height: 0.5m - 1m
- Max. Spread: 0.1m - 0.5m
- Planting Time: spring
- Flowering Time: summer
- Uses: ponds
- Exposure: exposed, sheltered
- Growing Habit: tufted
- Hardiness: hardy
- Rate of Growth: max height in 1-2 years
- suitable for medium and large ponds
- Light Requirements: full sun
- Moisture: poorly-drained
- Soil requirements: acidic, neutral, alkaline, boggy, loamy, sandy, clay
Place in pond margins in areas 30cm deep (zones 1, 2 & 3). Can be grown in still or slow moving water.
Caring and Maintenance
This plant is very low maintenance but it should be cut back after flowering to prevent it from spreading too far.
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.