PLEASE NOTE: Since plants are often sourced from the garden to order, sizes do vary a little, depending on how they come out of the ground, but I always endeavour to give a little more rather than less! They are sometimes shipped bare-rooted, but will approximate the size specified (e.g. a 9cm pot).

Scirpus atrovirens
Dark-green bulrush
Attractive pond plant
Type/Hardiness Herbaceous, Perennial, Hardy
Flowering period Late Spring - early Summer
Height 18-24in/45-60cm
Light preference Sun
Soil preference wet
Sowing time/depth , surface
A popular marginal pond plant, this bulrush has very attractive dark brown (almost black) seed heads in spring, above dark-green, grass-like foliage. The seeds, although extremely small, are popular with garden birds.
Sowing and/or growing instructions
It may help distribution of the minute seeds to mix with fine sand before sowing, which should be on the surface of very moist, preferably peaty, compost. Stand the pot in a dish of water and never allow to dry out. Germination can be erratic, sometimes taking many months. Pot seedlings on when they are large enough to handle and grow on until they are large enough to plant out in shallow water.
Seed
1 packet £1.95

Plant
1 x plant (9cm pot) £4.25

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