This hugely impressive bulrush (Typha latifolia) is, in the wild, found growing beside lakes and ponds. The flowers are catkins, which gradually turn brown, releasing downy seeds that get wafted away on the breeze. Plant it in an aquatic basket and it’ll be well behaved, unable to spread by runners. If you have a large pond, set it in the mud, but be prepared to do an annual cull to stop it going everywhere.
Bulrushes need to be planted 30-40cm deep under water.
A great addition to a large natural pond, you will receive one root cutting which should become established when planted. Please bear in mind this may take some time dependent on the time of year of ordering and catkins may not develop in the first year.
This plant is sold as bare root stems (1 stem) as per the quantity selected. It will require planting in aquatic compost on arrival. Bulrushes need to be planted 30-40cm deep under water.