Branched Bur Reed Sparganium erectum - 3x 9cm Pots The Branched Bur Reed is a UK native plant that grows well in pond margins and bog gardens. It grows up to 1m tall with impressive green foliage and unique spherical flowers with white stamens. Add character to bog gardens and pond margins with this hardy plant. Characteristics Foliage Colour: green Flower Colour: brown/green with white stamens Approx. Growth Height: 1m Max. Spread: 60cm Flowering Time: summer Uses: bog gardens, ponds Exposure: exposed, sheltered Growing Habit: upright Hardiness: hardy Rate of Growth: moderate suitable for medium and large ponds Requirements Light Requirements: full sun, partial shade, full shade Moisture: moist, moist but well-drained Soil requirements: acidic, neutral, alkaline, boggy, loamy, sandy, chalky Planting Planting Depth: up to 30cm Plant in bog gardens or in shallow water with a depth of up to 30cm. This plant is suitable for zones 1, 2 and 3 of a pond. 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. Caring and Maintenance This is a very low maintenance plant. Propagate by division. Pond Plant Benefits 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.