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A picture of a Dwarf Bullrush

Dwarf Bullrush

Typha minima

Also known as

Least bulrush, Bulrush, Dwarf Reedmace

Typha minima (6982918754) by Radio Tonreg (CC BY 2.0)

Full Sun
Easy care
Frequent watering
Half-hardy

H7-H3

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

80cm

Max

50cm

60cm

Min

30cm

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

More images of Dwarf Bullrush

A close up of the brown egg shaped seed heads of Typha minima, the dwarf Reed mace surrounded by the plants green leaves.
A close up of the brown egg shaped seed heads of Typha minima, the dwarf Reed mace surrounded by the plants green leaves.
A bird standing on top of a grass covered field

Dwarf Bullrush Overview

Typha minima is a dwarf version of the familiar bulrush we see around the edges of lakes and pond. This is an aquatic perennial is ideal for smaller garden ponds producing the characteristic brown seed heads that make stylish additions to dried flower arrangements.

Common problems with Dwarf Bullrush

Generally pest and disease-free.

    How to harvest Dwarf Bullrush

    Cut flower stems and hang them upside down for a few weeks to dry.

    How to propagate Dwarf Bullrush

    Seed

    Propagate from seeds.

    Division

    Division in spring.

    Special features of Dwarf Bullrush

    Attractive fruits

    Attracts useful insects

    Wet sites

    Boggy Damp Conditions, Moisture-retentive, Pond

    Pot plant

    This plants rhizomes will spread and can puncture pond liners, confine to a basket.

    Other uses of Dwarf Bullrush

    This low maintenance wildflower suits waterside locations where it can spread a little.