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Flowering Rush Butomus umbellatus - 1L Pot from Primrose Plants.
Flowering Rush Butomus umbellatus - 1L Pot The flowering rush is an herbaceous perennial that can grow up to 1.5m upright. Its fragrant six petaled pink flowers bloom in summer, well above water level, to form a stunning display. Grow in fertile mud at pond margins or in water up to 25cm deep, in full sun. Characteristics Foliage Colour: green in autumn, spring and summer Flower Colour: pink in summer Approx. Growth Height: 1.5m Max. Spread: 50cm Planting Time: spring Flowering Time: summer Attracts: dragonflies Uses: pond margins up to 25cm deep, bog gardens Exposure: exposed, sheltered Growing Habit: upright Hardiness: hardy Rate of Growth: max height in 5-10 years suitable for small, medium and large ponds Requirements Light Requirements: full sun Moisture: poorly-drained Soil requirements: acidic, neutral, alkaline, loamy, sandy, chalky Planting Plant in a medium or large sized pot with up to 25cm of water above the planting basket. Aquatic and marginal plants should be placed in pond plant baskets filled with aquatic soil (sold separately) and topped with a thin layer of gravel to help prevent the soil from washing away. This plant is suitable for areas 1, 2 and 3 of a pond. Caring and Maintenance Cut back after flowering. If grown in a container, divide every year to maintain vigour and flowering. Marginal and pondside plants add interest, colour and structure to ponds, and offer the benefit of delightful fragrance. They are ideal for places near to patio or decking areas, where their sweet aroma can be appreciated. The plants can be positioned around the perimeter of a pond or on levelled shelves for original and attractive exposure. Marginal plants should be planted in boggy ground or shallow water for optimal growth results.. The Flowering Rush Butomus umbellatus - 1L Pot can be found in the Primrose Plants garden category.
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