Hardy Bog Plants Reeds and Rushes

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Reeds and Rushes

Reeds and Rushes


Normally dense, tall growers, Reeds and Rushes are known for adding substantial height and lush foliage to your waterscape.

Candy Stripe Reed

With green and white striped foliage easily growing 3-4 feet tall, Candy Stripe Reed has an aggressive root system that should be contained in a 1-gallon pot or larger. It grows well in sun and shade, and any water depth from 0-12 inches.
SKU Description Price Order
PVAR Candy Stripe Reed 'Phragmites Australis' $ 10.00 Add To Cart
PVAR3 Candy Stripe Reed 'Phragmites Australis' (3 Plants) $ 26.00 Add To Cart
Corkscrew Rush

Corkscrew Rush has semi-rigid green stems that twist and contort in corkscrew like shapes. It achieves at least 12 inches in height, and will spread aggressively in both sun and shade. Corkscrew Rush requires water depths of 6-12 inches.

SKU Description Price Order
CORK Corkscrew Rush 'Juncus Effusus Spiralis' $ 10.00 Add To Cart
CORK3 Corkscrew Rush 'Juncus Effusus Spiralis' (3 Plants) $ 26.00 Add To Cart
Corkscrew Rush Blue Medusa

Blue Medusa Corkscrew Rush is similar in size and growing conditions to Corkscrew Rush (12+ inch height, 6-18 inch water depth) but showcases a deep blue-green color, like a Blue Python snake, hence the nickname Medusa.

SKU Description Price Order
CORKBLUE Corkscrew Rush 'Juncus Effusus Spiralis' $ 10.00 Add To Cart
CORKBLUE3 Corkscrew Rush 'Juncus Effusus Spiralis' (3 Plants) $ 25.00 Add To Cart
Flowering Rush

Coarse grass-like foliage stands at least 2 feet tall from the base of the Flowering Rush plant. In the full sun of Summer, a 3-foot flower spike will protrude and open like an umbrella revealing several small soft pink flowers. For optimal growth, plant in a 1-gallon pot or larger, in 0-8 inches of water.

SKU Description Price Order
FLRU Flowering Rush 'Butomus Umbellatus' $ 10.00 Add To Cart
FLRU3 Flowering Rush 'Butomus Umbellatus' (3 Plants) $ 26.00 Add To Cart
Giant Bulrush

If you're looking to add height to your pond plant population, look no further than Giant Bulrush. At 4-6 feet tall, these thick blue-green stalks will bring your pond to new heights... literally! Plant Giant Bulrush in an oversized, 1-gallon pot or larger to keep it upright, and watch for small tan blooms on the end of each branch. Appropriate water depth can vary and increase substantially as the plant gets larger, but a 0-12 inch depth is usually fine.

SKU Description Price Order
GRUSH Giant Bulrush 'Scirpus Californicus' $ 12.00 Add To Cart
GRUSH3 Giant Bulrush 'Scirpus Californicus' (3 Plants) $ 30.00 Add To Cart
Golden Reed

Golden Reed's attractive green striped, golden foliage grows to a height of 3-4 feet. With a very aggressive root system, it's best planted in a 1-gallon pot or larger, in full sun or part-shade, in 0-12 inch water depths.

SKU Description Price Order
PGOLD Golden Reed 'Phragmites Australis Aurea' $ 10.00 Add To Cart
PGOLD3 Golden Reed 'Phragmites Australis Aurea' (3 Plants) $ 26.00 Add To Cart
Horsetail Rush

Horsetail Rush is bamboo-like in appearance--tall green stems with black rings in sections, growing to a height of about 3 feet. Plant Horsetail in moist soil with full sun or part-shade for best growth, or in bogs up to 3 inches deep.

SKU Description Price Order
HORS Horsetail Rush 'Equisetum Hymale' $ 10.00 Add To Cart
HORS3 Horsetail Rush 'Equisetum Hymale' (3 Plants) $ 26.00 Add To Cart
Pickerel Rush

Pickeral Rush is a versatile bog plant, capable of growing well in water depths of anywhere between 2 and 12 inches. Its glossy green, heart-shaped lanceolate leaves are accompanied by several tall blue flower spikes all Summer long. Dense clumps of Pickeral Rush will grow anywhere from 18-30 inches high, and prefer 1-gallon pots or larger. It is somewhat slow to emerge in the Spring after weathering the Winter, but is highly prolific during the hot Summer months.

SKU Description Price Order
PIRU Pickerel Rush 'Pontederia Cordata' $ 10.00 Add To Cart
PIRU3 Pickerel Rush 'Pontederia Cordata' (3 Plants) $ 26.00 Add To Cart
White Rush

White Rush displays white needlie-like foliage with thin green longitudinal stripes growing 3-4 feet tall. It's a great offset to the greens, browns, and other darker colors often attributed to pond plants. White Rush is named after its unusual lack of Chlorophyll, however despite this fact, the plant exhibits very strong growth in water depths of 0-6 inches.

SKU Description Price Order
WRU White Rush 'Scirpus Tabernaemontani Albescens' $ 10.00 Add To Cart
WRU3 White Rush 'Scirpus Tabernaemontani Albescens' (3 Plants) $ 26.00 Add To Cart
Zebra Rush

A similar plant to White Rush, Zebra Rush grows to about 3-4 feet tall with green needle-like foliage adorned in white horizontal banding. New growth will show the banding pattern more predominantly. Plant Zebra Rush in 0-6 inches of water depth, sun or shade.

SKU Description Price Order
ZEBRU Zebra Rush 'Scirpus Tabernaemontani Zebrinus' $ 10.00 Add To Cart
ZEBRU3 Zebra Rush 'Scirpus Tabernaemontani Zebrinus' (3 Plants) $ 26.00 Add To Cart