Great Reedmace (Typha latifolia), 3 well-rooted plants in 7 cm square pots.
The sausage-shaped creamy flower heads, followed by the brownish seed heads of the Great Reedmace (Typha latifolia) are an iconic sight in aquatic areas, appearing from around June to August and persisting right through the winter. It's a perennial with strong rhizomes which anchor clumps of it into the water at the edge of ponds, lakes and streams, although it can also be found in any consistently damp area. Complementing the flower heads is a clump of long, flat, greenish leaves arising from the base.
It is sometimes known as the Common Bulrush but the Bulrush is an entirely different plant, with loose flower heads. One species of bulrush, Scirpus Lacustris, also native to Britain, can be grown in similar situations to Reedmace. The confusion seems to have arisen owing to illustrations of the Reedmace having mistakenly been used in lots of children's books telling the story of Moses in the Bulrushes.
Suitable for larger ponds and bog gardens but a bit too robust perhaps for a small back door garden pond. This eye-catching plant is hardy and grows rapidly to reach a height of up to 2.5 metres.
You are purchasing a set of three Reedmace plants, grown from spring-sown seed, in 7cm square pots. So long as they are kept well-watered these can be kept in pots until ready to plant at the margin of your pond. Should the leaves die back this is no problem as they are perennial and will spring back from the roots and underground stems in spring.
Ladyburn Plant Nursery has been registered, by the Scottish Government, as a Professional Operator who is authorised to issue plant passports. (These are now required for internet sales of all plants including native plants sold within the UK, not just those for those shipped abroad, as previously). Registration Number GB-S 03473.
Please note that our plants are sold purely for their biodiversity, educational and aesthetic value and should not be consumed unless you are absolutely certain of their safety.
Please note also that our nursery is located at Cupar, our St Andrews address being for correspondence only.