Flowering Rush bareroot (Butomus umbellatus)

Butomus umbellatus P. Moderately tall, rush like perennial that produces a pink rose like flower. Found in shallow water of lakes and streams will also grow in boggy areas. Flowers: July – Aug. Height: 50 – 150cm Zone BC

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Flowering rush has also been known as the grass rush, They thrive in full sun and are categorised as shallow marginal plants, but will grow just as well in saturated ground or boggy conditions. Like many other marginal plants, Botumus are heavy nutrient feeders so are a good choice for planting into filtration beds and swimming ponds. It spreads by Rhizomes and will stop flowering if pot bound. The Leaves and Flowers will make a yellow dye.