Butomus - Flowering Rush
DESCRIPTION: This aquatic perennial is a native to Europe and Asia. The Flowering Rush, as it is commonly called, grows up to 3 feet high and has long and narrow, dark green, pointy leaves. From June to August, very long stems rise above the foliage and produce large umbels of rose-colored flowers.
POTTING: The Flowering Rush is a great plant for the edges of ponds and pools. It should be planted in rich soil, under water no deeper than 3 to 5 inches. They need a spot with sun or partial shade. This is a fairly slow-growing plant. It prefers cooler climates, though it may be grown in warmer regions.
PROPAGATION: Fresh seeds may be sown or the plants may be divided in the spring. Bulbils may also be planted at that time.
VARIETIES: B. umbellatus.
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