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Butomus umbellatus

Product Description

Flowering Rush

A pretty aquatic plant for shallow water or wet pond margins, Butomus umbellatus is a herbaceous, rhizomatous perennial, possibly native to Co Clare, otherwise introduced. The upright, twisted leaves emerge red, turning green, and provide a grassy accent round a pond. From July to August, pretty umbels, ¾”/2cm wide, of pink flowers with red centres top the stiff flowering stems; they are attractive to pollinators. Flowering rush rarely sets seed, but will spread by rhizomes where it is happy.

Position: Full sun
Planting depth: to 25cm maximum, or in wet soil
Growth rate: Fast
Flowering period: July to August
Hardiness: Fully hardy
Size:  Height 4’ (1.2m); Spread 19” (50cm)

Aquatic pot and compost variations

Aquatic plants come in a variety of pot and compost variations that have different benefits for planting and growing.

Mesh Pot (Aquatic Compost)
Pot can be removed and plant can be planted directly into soil or margins above or below the water line. Pot and plant can also be placed directly into water to be container grown, but will still need repotting in time.

Pot (Aquatic Compost)
Pot must be removed and plant should be planted directly into soil or margins above or below the water line.

Pot (Regular Compost)
Pot must be removed and plant should be planted directly into soil or margins above the water line. Cannot be planted directly into soil below the water line.

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All plants that incur higher delivery charges are marked as 'Pallet delivery or collection required' or 'Oversize delivery/collection required'. To avoid higher delivery charges simply collect your order yourself from our nursery for free (use code 'collect' at checkout) or select smaller plants while shopping on our store.

The best part about plants is that they grow! We find it far more exciting to order smaller plants, pay less for shipping (and help the planet at the same time), and then watch them grow big in their permanent home.

Delivery

Shipping times are currently a maximum of 7-10 days from when we receive your order. We are currently using An Post, DPD and Prompto Courier companies.

Once your order has shipped it may arrive the next day or it can take 2 or 3 days for the parcels to arrive, we take special care to pack our plants in such a way that they will still arrive in perfect condition after several days in transit.
Delivery charges are calculated & added to your order at the checkout stage.

Collection

Orders can be placed online to be collected at the nursery. Please use the discount code COLLECT at the checkout to remove the cost of shipping. It currently takes approximately 2 days to process orders for collection. We will contact you when your order is ready and will be in touch with any issues with availability. Orders must be collected within 2 weeks of placing the order unless otherwise agreed.

Our address for collection is:
Future Forests
Kealkill
Bantry, P75 H958
County Cork

Potted plants

9cm pots

A 9cm pot is about the size of a takeaway coffee mug, it is an ideal size for planting Herbs, Alpines & Heathers. We supply some young Trees, Conifers & Shrubs in 9cm pots for cost effective planting, they will just require a little extra care in the first year or two, mainly making sure they don’t get swamped by weeds.

1.3L pots

A good size for Hedging as the plants are not too small but are still good value, we supply some unusual shrubs in this size too.

2L pots

Some young ornamental trees and most common shrubs are available in this cost effective size.

3L pots

A lot of our more unusual Shrubs and some trees are available in this size.

4L, 5L and 7.5L pots

Many trees and more unusual Shrubs are available in these larger sizes, good for a more instant effect.

10L Pots

This size is mainly for ornamental Trees.

Bareroot plants

1-2ft Bareroot

Plants will be easier to plant than larger plants but they will need to be kept totally clear of weeds for them to do well and they will take several years to offer much impact.

2-3ft Bareroot

Plants are a good economical choice, they are nearly big enough to not get swamped by weeds.

3-4ft Bareroot

This size is a good option for tree whips and Hedging as they will be well above any competition from weeds yet the roots won’t be too large for planting and they are not too tall to be knocked around by the elements too much.

4-5ft Bareroot

This size is the best choice for hedging when an instant effect is desired or to get tree whips off to a head start, they will need a larger hole for planting and they will need to be checked that they are not getting loose in the ground from time to time after planting. This size is more likely to get battered by the weather, so in very exposed areas it may be best to plant in March after the worst of the winter has passed. This tree grade may require staking.

 

For more information about choosing bareroot or potted plants see our guide to bareroot vs. potted.

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Range

We source our plants from the very best growers in Ireland and beyond. Each plant is chosen for its useful, fruitful, and beautiful attributes and its value to the Irish garden and landscape. We stock an outstanding range from native to unusual to rare.

Environment

We manage our nursery on organic principles. All of our potting, planting, lifting, and weeding is done by hand and we use peat-free, organic compost. We strive to have the least impact on the planet as possible and are always looking for ways we can improve.

Quality

Plant quality is especially important to us. When we gather your order we pick the best possible size and shape for the grade, and we always check for healthy roots, grafts, leaves, and other indicators of overall plant health.

We also regularly inspect our nursery for any signs of pests or disease, track every single batch of plants from source to soil, and destroy any plants that appear to be infected with anything that could cause harm to the environment.

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We have a skilled team who go to great lengths to make our plants arrive to you in the best possible condition. Our priority is to supply an inspiring range of top quality plants with excellent customer service whether you are using our website or visiting us in person.

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