Branched bur reed (Sparganium erectum)27th July 2018
Small reedmace (Typha minima)27th July 2018
£5.98 – £13.86 inc. VAT
Narrow reedmace, often referred to a bulrush, is a smaller version of the Reedmace and although less vigorous it is still a very strong grower so not recommended for small ponds. Some say its pointed rhizome can puncture liners but we don’t subscribe to that view but if you are worried it can be put in a solid container. The reed-like foliage is topped by smooth cigar shaped spikes from June to August. A valuable native plant which provides egg laying sites for adult dragonfly also perching and roosting sites. The larvae use the stems to climb out of the water.
Planting position: Pond marginal shelf up to 60cm deep when established; or very wet soil in full sun
Form: 9cm pots
Recommended basket size min./ideal: 3.5 litre round/10 litre square
(Recommended basket sizes are for potting up 9cm (0.5 litre) plants only as these are supplied in solid pots. Larger sized plants are already in aquatic baskets so can go straight in the pond, however they may need potting up or splitting at some point)