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 in the solid 1 litre pot we grow them in - for best results we recommend potting on using a 2 - 4 litre pot

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 and is very easy to grow. 

Gardeners have also developed a darker and a lighter cultivar of this species. 

Butomus plants like plenty of room for their roots to spread as they grow, so we would suggest starting your plant off in a pot of at least 2 litres capacity, and larger is better. If you opt for a 2 litre pot, pot the plant on again after a year.

If designing a planting scheme, we recommend approximately 2 Butomus umbellatus plants per square foot of ground, or 1 plant per linear foot of pond edge. Read more here on how to pot and care for your plant.