Zebra rush (Scirpus zebrinus) is a very attractive ornamental variegated bulrush with tall green stems and creamy-white bands every few inches resembling porcupine quills. It doesn’t flower as such but produces clusters of brown spikelets at the tips from early to late summer. Suitable for small ponds and also look good in groups around the edges of larger ponds, but can buckle in strong winds. Any green stems should be cut back to the rhizome to maintain consistent banding. The creamy bands will be more pronounced in full sun. Prefers to be planted up to 10cm deep but will tolerate up to 30cm.
Please note as the stems bend and fold easily they may be cut back for dispatch.
Spread:60cm or more
Planting position: Pond marginal shelf up to 30cm deep or very wet soil