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Bulrush

Typha latifolia

Also known as

Reedmace, Common Cattail, Broad-Leaved Cattail, Cooper's-Reed, Broadleaf Cattail, Cattail, Giant Reed-Mace, Great Cattail, Soft-Flag, Common cat's tail, Nailrod, Cat's tail

Full Sun
Moderate care
Frequent watering
Frost Hardy

H7

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

2.5m

Max

60cm

2m

Min

40cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Bulrush Overview

This is a deciduous marginal water plant that is easy to grow and can tolerate almost any soil type. In the summer dark cream terminals of flower heads are produced and dark brown sausage like seed heads.

How to propagate Bulrush

Seed

You can propagate from seeds.

Division

Division in spring. When you are dividing the rhizomes, use a sharp knife.

Rhizomes

Special features of Bulrush

Attracts bees

Other uses of Bulrush

Aquatic, semi-aquatic, bog, dried arrangements.