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Flowering rush - Butomus umbellatus - 1 litre

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This unusual perennial when planted at the pool edge will attract comments with its statuesque umbrella like pink, flower heads looking like an exploding firework, appearing to float in mid air.

  • Hardy
  • Cut back after flowering, clumps may need splitting every 2-3years
  • Full sun
  • Most soils, wet and boggy
  • Summer
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Automates umbellatus is an herbaceous perennial up to to 1.2m height. It produces upright, twisted grassy leaves and stiff stems bearing umbels of fragrant rosy-pink flowers 2cm in width in late summer. Ideal for providing height and colour at the pool edge. The dried flower heads can be sprayed with gold paint to create fantastic 'starburst' dried flowers for Christmas arrangements.

Available as 1L plant.

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Short name Flowering rush
Sub title Butomus umbellatus - 1 litre
Brand Great Little Garden
Drought Resistance Not resistant to drought in any way
Evergreen/Deciduous Deciduous
Flowering Period Jun - Aug
Flower Colour Pink
Foliage colour Green / brown
Fragrance Green / brown
Hardiness Hardy
Plant Size 1 litre pot
Plant Type Water
Minimum Height 600
Minimum Depth 30
Maximum Depth 250
Height & Spread 60 - 100 cm (h) 3 - 25 cm (d)
Pot size (Litres) 1L
Maximum Height 1000
Required maintenance Little maintenance is required Trim just above the water surface after foliage has died back in Autumn to tidy
Season of Interest Spring - Summer
Soil Type Wet
Sun or Shade Full Sun
Where to Plant Water

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