Butomus umbellatus - Flowering Rush

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  • Approximate height: Foliage: 60cm (24 inches) Flower: 100cm (39 inches) 
  • Recommended water depth over crown of the plant: 5 - 45cm (2 - 18 inches)
  • Flowering time: June to July
  • Flower colour: Pink
  • Supplied bare root

Native species. This beautiful and striking British plant has very slender leaves which are green with a reddish base. It produces umbels of rose-pink flowers on very tall stems in summer. Very easy to grow. 

Planting Tips: The plant grows from a rhizome (an underground stem). If you have purchased the plant in winter or early spring when there are no leaves, simply plant this rhizome horizontally, about two inches under the soil. The rhizome is naturally very brittle; don't worry if parts of it snap, simply put it all in the pot and it will grow. Butomus plants like plenty of room for their roots as they grow, so we would suggest starting your plant off in a pot of at least 2 litres capacity. Read more on how to pot and care for your plant.