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Scirpus lacustris

Bulrush

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to August
  • Height2m to 2.5m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourBrown-red
  • Leaf ColourBrown-green

Description

Scirpus lacustris (Bulrush). This species of grass is creeping with solitary stems that are tall with narrow strap-like green leaves. The flowers are borne in loose clusters with small egg-shaped spikelets with red-brown glumes.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Grass

Origin

Britain

Interest and use

Used to make chair seats.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -35°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Light, Medium

Propagation

Propagate from seed in autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Usually little trouble from pests and diseases.

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