Grey Club-Rush 'Zebrinus' Schoenoplectus lacustris 'Zebrinus' - 3L Pot
The Grey Club-Rush 'Zebrinus' is an evergreen perennial that has leafless cylindrical cream-green striped stems, with small brown flowers in the summer. Grow in permanently moist, fertile soil, or in a pond of up to 30cm of water.
- Foliage Colour: cream, green and grey/silver all year round
- Flower Colour: brown in summer
- Approx. Growth Height: 0.5m - 1m
- Max. Spread: 0.5m - 1m
- Planting Time: spring
- Flowering Time: summer
- Uses: ponds, bog gardens
- Exposure: exposed, sheltered
- Growing Habit: bushy
- Hardiness: hardy
- Rate of Growth: max height in 2-5 years
- 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. 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 30cm
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.