White Flowering Rush. Butomus umbellatus ‘Alba’ Marginal


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White Flowering Rush. Butomus umbellatus ‘Alba’ Marginal pond plant

White Flowering Rush. Butomus umbellatus ‘Alba’ Marginal is a very elegant plant with very slender green foliage and tall umbels of beautiful white flowers in summer. It makes an attractive addition to the margins of your pond and can be grown alongside lakes and streams.  You can also grow in tubs and barrels given the right depth.  The flowers provide a useful source of food for bees and other pollinators.

  • Tall, emergent plants such as Butomus provide habitat for pond insects and egg sites, especially emerging damsel and dragonflies
  • It can be planted up to 45cm deep and is useful for deeper water margins where some other marginals would not thrive
  • Height:- 100cm (39ins)
  • Flowers between July and September.
  • Plant in a sunny position.
  • Planting depth of water above crown: 5-45cm (2-18 ins)
  • A heavy feeder will benefit from a slow release fertiliser
  • Will become dormant during the winter, but the root system can still be planted.
  • We ship all marginal water plants bare root, this means that we wash the soil off before packing plants. During the summer months we may need to trim some of the foliage back for shipping.
  • Contact us if you require more information.  We are available between 08:30am and 16:30pm Monday to Friday and via email.  Our plant team would be able to help you with any queries you may have.