Scirpus Acutus- Hard Stem Bulrush

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We ship bare-root plants which are dormant (in a wintertime state) and have no pretty foliage, blooms, or greenery but they will bloom out in the following spring after they are planted and be beautiful.This is why we offer a 1 year warranty to show our customers their plants will thrive come spring.

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We dig plants when your order is received, and ship immediately via US Priority Mail. You will receive a tracking number via email when plants are shipped. All plants are packed to be safe in their packages for up to 3 days after receipt.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This provides superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receipt unless weather prohibits. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water daily for the first week after planting.


 Hardy Planting Zone - 3 through 9

 Bloom Season - Mid-Summer

 Bloom Color - Brown and yellow

 Height at Maturity - Up to six feet

 Soil Type Preferred - Coarse, fine, tolerates high levels of salinity

 Sun or Shade - Full sun


  This is a member of the wetland plant family and is capable of growing to an average height of around six feet with some examples growing close to seven feet.

When in the wild, the Hardstem Bullrush will grow close to areas of water, such as lakes, reservoirs, and streams. The Hardstem Bullrush will grow along the edge of these bodies of water favoring moist ground submerged to around three inches below the water level. In some cases, the Hard stem Bullrush has been known to grow in wetlands up to around six feet in depth.

  The Hardstem Bullrush grows best in a stand of plants where the oldest, more established plants are found in the center and the younger plants found around the edge.

This allows this hermaphrodite plant to be pollinated effectively by the wind. The Hardstem Bullrush is known for being a fast-moving plant when it is becoming established with the plant spreading seeds around six inches around the original plant during any growing season.

  Because it is a wetland plant, the Hardstem Bullrush is known for its ability to grow effectively during the cooler times of the year.

The main growing season for the Hardstem Bullrush is the Fall and parts of the Winter when it grows at its fastest rate. When a Hardstem Bullrush is being established it will be aided by a constantly moving water level that will allow it to take root effectively. A full sun position around the edge of a body of water is the best position for growing with the yellow and brown blooms appearing in mid-June.

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