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Scirpus Genus

Club rush

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Rich

Description

Scirpus genus (Club rush). These are evergreen rhizomatous perennials which will form dense tufts. Spikes or panicles of florets covered with glumes are produced and contain both male and female flower heads on the same stem.

Characteristics

Perennials, Evergreens, Grass-likes

Other common names

Bulrush, Wool grass

Interest and use

Used to make chair seats.

Propagation

Seed in spring or autumn, or by division in autumn; however forms should be propagated by division only.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Usually little trouble from pests and diseases.

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