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Softstem Rush
aka: Great Bulrush
Schoenoplectus tabernaemontani
Cyperaceae

Green2 Swish

Fertile culms produce drooping clusters of brown flower heads as early as May which persist as brown seeds heads all summer & into fall, upright hollow leaf-less stems can be 1/3 across at the base and gradually become more slender toward the tips, can tolerate standing water up to 12 deep, spreads rapidly by creeping rhizomes, somewhat salt tolerant, good vertical accent, clay & Black Walnut tolerant, good Rain Garden plant, wildlife food & nesting habitat.

Moist To Wet
Full Sun
6-10' tall
Plant Hardiness Zones: 3a-9b
Perennial
Deer Resistance

Native Range: Newfoundland across s CN to BC and e AK, south to FL and into Mexico

Germination - Easy: Cold stratify 8 weeks

Softstem Rush 3.5 inch pot $9.00
Softstem Rush Seed Packet $4.00
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