Butomus umbellatus - Flowering Rush

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.

Type | Size: Pot | AQ9cm
Price
£5
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