Soft Stem Bulrush

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Height At Maturity
Under 10 Feet
Native Grasses
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
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3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Year Round
Full Sun,
Deer Resistant, Ponds and Water Gardens,
Deer Resistant, Ponds and Water Gardens,
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We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.

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The soft stem bulrush is a great plant for anyone trying to establish a garden around or near water features.

Because this is a plant that is native to the United States, it is found naturally in many watershed areas and does well with other native plants. If you are trying to establish a natural garden or help rebuild any natural water gardens, consider the soft stem bulrush plant for interest, height, color, and as a great foundation. 

  These are some things to consider when planting the soft stem bulrush plant. 

Softstem Bulrush Description

The soft stem bulrush plant is tall, slender, and a distinct blue-green.

You will rarely see a single plant growing, but instead, find it in dense clusters along the edges of bodies of standing water. The plant produces both fruit and flowers, but they are not distinctive or showy. 

Hardy Planting Zone of Softstem Bulrush

 This plant grows best in hardiness zones 3 to 9, where it is considered native and has also spread to and established itself. 

Bloom Season of Softstem Bulrush

 The floral clusters found on the soft stem bulrush bloom from July to August. The spiked and spiral shape of the floral clusters means that the bloom occurs over a prolonged period with the first blooms dying off as the final blooms are opening up. 

Softstem Bulrush Bloom Color

 The florets of the soft stem bulrush are a light brown when closed, and a deep orange to brown when opened. 

Softstem Bulrush Height

 When the plant is mature it can stand as tall as two to nine feet in height. Height will depend on the quality of the water and soil where it is grown. 

Soil Type Preferred

 This plant prefers wet, poorly draining soil, and often can grow in standing water with just enough soil to establish itself. 

Sun or Shade?

 The soft stem bulrush plant prefers sunny conditions for optimal growth.

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