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Bullrush

Typha spp.

Also known as

Bulrush, Cat's tail, Reedmace

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H5

RHS hardiness

-15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

3m

Max

2m

Min

Flowering

    • spring
    • summer
    • autumn
    • winter

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    Bullrush Overview

    Genus with around 38 hardy, deciduous, herbaceous, perennial species typically found at the margins of water. They produce attractive, brown, cylindrical seed heads above linear foliage and are commonly called bullrush, reedmace, reed, cattail and water sausage in different regions. These species are most often found in wetland habitats in the Northern Hemisphere. They possess edible rhizomes and are best grown near deep water to will limit their spread.

    How to propagate Bullrush

    Seed

    You can propagate from seeds.

    Division

    Division in spring.

    Other uses of Bullrush

    Grown for their decorative, cylindrical seed heads. Food and nesting materials for birds.