Lesser Reed Mace (Typha angustifolia)


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Lesser Reed Mace (Typha angustifolia)

Lesser Reed Mace (Typha angustifolia) is a native shallow water marginal pond plant. An native reedmace which has brown, poker like seed heads. Long slender leaves. Smaller than Typha latifolia but often also called ‘Bullrush’.  Perfect for planting in ponds and lakes or alongside rivers and streams.  Wetland habitats and wildlife areas.

  • Height up to 110cm (43in).
  • Planting depth 0-60 cm (0-24in) of water above soil level.
  • Position in full sun.
  • Flowers in summer with foliage from Spring to late Autumn
  • Can be invasive if planted directly into the soil in shallow water.  This can be controlled by using baskets and keeping an eye out for straying roots.
  • Remove spent flower heads and old foliage in spring taking care not to damage the new growth.
  • We would recommend a planting basket of at least 11cm across for one plant or, for more impact, plant several of the same variety in a larger basket.
  • We ship all marginal water plants bare root, this means that we wash the soil off before packing plants.
  • Contact us if you require more information.  We are available between 08:30am and 16:30pm from Monday to Friday and also via our email.  Our plant team will be happy to help with any queries you may have.