Butomus umbellatus


Flowering Rush

Narrow leaves red in spring turning later to dark green with umbrellas of rose pink flowers.


Flowering rush that has tall, spiky, green leaves and elegant flower stems topped with umbrellas of pink petals. Grows from a woody rhizome readily divides and produces tiny side shoots. Dies back completely in the Winter until rushy leaves reappear in May.

Top tip: Butomus hates being confined in a small basket and flowers best in 20cm water.

Flowers: June/July

Height: 30-50cm

Propagation: Divide multiple root bulbs and bulblets.

Depth of water is from soil surface to water surface not including top dressing – planting depth 10-25cm

Planting: Plant into 5lt planting crate using heavy garden loam or Westland Aquatic Soil