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Flowering Rush

Butomus umbellatus

Also known as

Grassy-Rush, Water-Gladiolus

Butomus umbellatus 002 by H. Zell (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate care
Frequent watering
Frost Hardy

H4

RHS hardiness

-10°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1.5m

Max

50cm

1m

Min

30cm

10 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

More images of Flowering Rush

A close up of the white, pink and purple flower of Butomus umbellatus
A close up of the pink and purple flower of Butomus umbellatus
A close up of the pink and purple flower of Butomus umbellatus
A close up of the pink and purple flower of Butomus umbellatus
A close up of the pink and purple flower of Butomus umbellatus

Flowering Rush Overview

This is a tall herbaceous perennial that can reach a height of 1.5m. The flowers are a pale pink shade with a fragrant scent, blooming in the summer. Usually grow at the ponds edge, growing well above the water surface, creating a stunning display.

Common problems with Flowering Rush

How to propagate Flowering Rush

Division

Divide clumps in the spring.

Other uses of Flowering Rush

Aquatic plant

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