Schoenoplectus (Scirpus) zebrinus (Zebra Rush)

Schoenoplectus (Scirpus) zebrinus (Zebra Rush) has strong horizontal banding of white on green leaves.

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Schoenoplectus (Scirpus) zebrinus (Zebra Rush) is a very popular pond plant for good reason. It looks good over a long season, though can be slow to start, and has strong horizontal banding of white on green leaves. It’s strong and easy but not invasive. Plant in multiples to get the best effect and use plenty of fertiliser to get good stripes. Because it’s tall and fragile, plants will be cut back for posting, new leaves will soon emerge.

These plants are always fragile and usually tall too, so potted ones will be expensive due to extra packaging cost. Please be aware that they still may need to be trimmed back. If you buy early in the season you will usually find they are discounted because they are then shorter and cheaper to send.


Plant max height CM Planting depth cm Flowering from month Flowering to month Availability from month Availability to month
90 0-10 6 9 5 9


From April to August, single bare root plants will not be available mail order. Multiples of x 10 bare root plants 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, 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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