Branched bur reed (Sparganium erectum)27th July 2018
Small reedmace (Typha minima)27th July 2018
£5.98 inc. VAT
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.
We would recommend potting these up into 10 litre baskets.
Planting position: Pond marginal plant up to 50cm
Form: 9cm pots
Recommended basket size min./ideal: 5 litre square/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)