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Genus: Typha.

Species: Typha minima.

Planted '07 Vistabile
Bought '07 Hampton Court Flower Show

Type of plant: Marginal

Hardiness: Hardy

Flower colour: Brown

Height and spread: 75cm x 45cm (30in x 18in)

Description: Miniature bulrush, with narrow reed-like foliage and short, stumpy brown heads in summer.

Tips: Leave plants standing as late as possible in autumn and winter for the shapes and bulrush seed-heads.

Position: full sun
Depth of water: 2.5-10cm (1-4in)
Rate of growth: average
Flowering period: July and August
Flower colour: brown
Other features: the dried flower spikes make excellent floral arrangements
Hardiness: fully hardy

An aquatic perennial with slender, grass-like leaves topped with spikes of short, squat, brown flowers in mid- and late summer. This miniature bulrush is perfect for a small pool or a half barrel container. Best planted in 2.5-10cm (1-4in) of water in full sun, the dried flower spikes are ideal for flower arranging.

Garden care: Lift and divide congested clumps in spring.
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Due over 11 years ago:


Lift and divide congested clumps in spring

Due over 10 years ago:


Lift and divide congested clumps in spring