Typha latifolia


Bull Rush/ Reed Mace

Archetypal bullrush with long grassy leaves and large brown seed heads.


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.

Flowers: August-September

Height: 50cm-1.5m

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