Giant Bur-Reed Picture

Each branched flower stalks produces separate male and female flowers in late July or August - the male flowers are puffy and white while the female flowers are green and prickly (looking a lot like small Sweet Gum, Liquidambar styraciflua, seed balls), leaves are up to 3/4 inch wide and 5 foot long, spreads by seed and rhizomes, grows in mud and water up to 2 foot deep (freshwater only), seeds are wildlife food for waterfowl (ducks, snipes, rails.), sand, gravel and clay tolerant. Host plant to several moths including Putnam's Looper (Plusia putnami).

Average Moisture
Sun To Part Shade
2-6 foot tall
Plant Hardiness Zones: 3a-7b

Native Range: Labrador across s QC & ON & into the Canadian Rockies, south to s CA, OK & VA

Giant Bur-Reed 3.5 inch pot $11.00 (Temporarily Sold Out*)

*We normally carry this item but are temporarily sold out. We expect to have it available again as soon as our plants in production reach sufficient size/maturity or we harvest more seed. In some cases, plants may be recovering from caterpillar damage (Monarchs love our Milkweed), wind or hail damage, rampaging woodchucks, downed trees, or other natural issues. We are constantly updating our web site so please check back again.

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