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Butomus Genus

Flowering rush

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • WaterWet

Description

Butomus genus (Flowering rush). This genus consists of one species of deciduous, perennial rush-like, marginal water plant. The leaves are narrow and angular with sharp edges. The tall stems produce umbels of sweetly scented pink and white flowers which will bloom in the summer. They are fully hard and will require an open sunny situation in up to 25cm depth of water. You can propagate by divisions in the spring or by seeds in spring or late summer.

Characteristics

Perennials, Fragrants

Other common names

Water gladiolus, Grassy rush

Origin

Europe and Asia

Interest and use

Grown for its flowers.

Propagation

Division in spring or by seed in spring or late summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Water-lily aphid may cause problems.

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