Commonly known as bull-rush or reed mace, has tall leaves and flower stems that are topped with large, dark brown, seed heads. Can be a bit of a thug and produces loads of seeds that can rapidly takes over if given half a chance.
Top tip: The roots are pointed, very strong and they can even puncture a liner, so keep contained in a lined pond. Remove seed heads before they have a chance to disperse.
Propagation: By division in Spring, when top growth is fresh. Self seeded plantlets are readily produced anywhere in the surrounding ground.
Depth of water over the soil: 10-30cm.
Planting: Plant into 10lt planting crate using heavy garden loam or Westland Aquatic Soil