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Common Bulrush | Typha latifolia

A haven for wildlife

The Highlights

    • Taller and more vigorous than any other Bulrush, with impressively large chocolate coloured seedheads and up to 1000 flowers per plant
    • Golden yellow blooms appear from July to September
    • A hardy native perennial which can be used as a vertical accent plant or as a thick privacy screen
    • Provides a valuable natural habitat for birds and mammals
    • Ideal for planting in shallow water up to 30cm in depth
    • Not recommended for garden ponds - best used in large natural ponds and lakes or grown in containers

Common Bulrush | Typha latifolia

A haven for wildlife
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Add as many items as you like for just £6 delivery

The Highlights

    • Taller and more vigorous than any other Bulrush, with impressively large chocolate coloured seedheads and up to 1000 flowers per plant
    • Golden yellow blooms appear from July to September
    • A hardy native perennial which can be used as a vertical accent plant or as a thick privacy screen
    • Provides a valuable natural habitat for birds and mammals
    • Ideal for planting in shallow water up to 30cm in depth
    • Not recommended for garden ponds - best used in large natural ponds and lakes or grown in containers

Know Your Plant

Supplied as:

Plant in 1L Aquatic Pot
Our pond plants are supplied in Aquatic Pots which have a mesh-like structure allowing you to plant them straight into your pond. The pot maintains the root structure as it enters the water, but allows the plants to root out into the underlying soil.
3 Plants in 1L Aquatic Pots
Plant in 3L Aquatic Pot
Plant in 5L Aquatic Pot
3 Plants in 9cm Aquatic Pots

Height on arrival:

Eventual height:

120-210cm

Eventual spread:

120-210cm
Spreads to approx 1-2m within 2-5 years

Time to first crop:

Habit:

Clump-forming
Clumps of tall leaves with seed heads on upright stems

Hardiness:

Fully hardy
Very hardy - does not need winter protection.

Rootstock:

Spacing:

1m
Position plants at least 1m apart to allow for spreading

Care Guide

Pest and disease free

Virtually pest and disease free MORE

Grow in shallow water

Needs a permanently wet soil - plant in the shallows of pond edges or in waterlogged soil. Make sure you water regularly if planting in pots.MORE

Full sun

Position where the plants will receive at least 6-8 hours of sunlight daily in spring/summer.MORE

Wet fertile soils

Any nutrient rich

Feeding not required

No need to feed - this plant gets all the nutrients it needs from the soil and pond water.MORE

Prune in winter

Remove dead foliage and old flowered stems in the spring.MORE

For more care tips and ideas visit our Knowledge page

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