Schoenoplectus (Scirpus) lacustris (Common or Grey Clubrush)

Schoenoplectus (Scirpus) lacustris (Common or Grey Clubrush) is the true native bulrush.

Schoenoplectus (Scirpus) lacustris (Common or Grey Clubrush) is the true native bulrush, not the reedmace with poker heads (Typha) that almost everyone refers to as bulrushes. Hollow pith-filled greyish green leaves rise from the base to up to 2 metres, topping which are brown spiky flowers. Rather too vigorous for small ponds and does have sharp roots that can penetrate liners, but good for larger wildlife ponds.

Plants will be supplied in a cut back condition whether bare root or potted to prevent damage and enable quick establishment; they will soon produce new canes once rooted.

Plant max height CM Planting depth cm Flowering from month Flowering to month Availability from month Availability to month
200 0-30 7 9 4 10


From April to August, single bare root plants or single P9 pots will not be available mail order. Multiples of x 10 bare root plants, packs of three P9 pots and various larger potted options may be available all year subject to seasonality.


1 x bare root, 3 x bare root, 10 x bare root, 1 x P9 pot, 3 x P9 pot, 10 x P9 pot, 24 x P9 pot, 1 x 1 litre pot, 3 x 1 litre pot, 1 x 2 litre pot, 1 x 3 litre pot, 1 x 3.5 litre pot


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