Reedmace (Typha latifolia) is a very tall and vigorous British native pond plant suitable for large ponds and lakes only. This is the classic architectural pond plant with tall spikes topped with cigar-shaped seed heads on show from June to August, and it maintains interest throughout the winter even when the foliage has died back. It has a reputation for piercing pond liners but we think this is a myth -if you are worried you can always place your basket inside a larger solid planter in a lined pond.
Plant in a hot and sunny position. A valuable plant providing egg laying sites for adult dragonfly also perching and roosting sites. The larvae use the stems to climb out of the water.