Lesser Bulrush Typha angustifolia - 3 Pack of 9cm Pots
The Lesser Bulrush, also known as the Lesser Reedmace, has long, arching, green leaves. It is a deciduous perennial that produces brown, cigar-like flower heads that sit atop erect stems in the summer. Insects are attracted to this robust plant and many hibernate inside its stalks.
- Flower Colour: dark brown in summer
- Foliage Colour: green in spring, summer and autumn
- Approx. Growth Height: up to 1m - 1.5m
- Max. Spread: 2.5m - 4m
- Flowering Time: summer
- Planting Time: spring
- Uses: in ponds, pond margins, bog gardens
- Growing Habit: tufted
- Exposure: exposed, sheltered
- Hardiness: hardy
- Rate of Growth: max. height in 5-10 years
- Light Requirements: full sun
- Soil Requirements: acid, alkaline, neutral, clay, loamy, chalky, sandy
- Moisture: poorly drained
Caring and Maintenance
Water adequately during dry and hot periods. Propagate by division of rootstock in spring.
Grow in wet soil or in water up to 40cm deep in a full sun location. 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 40cm
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.