Grey Club Rush

Schoenoplectus lacustris subsp. tabernaemontani | Rating: 0 votes | Print / Pdf

Dealing with any waterside areas of a garden can be tricky, but schoenoplectus lacustris subsp. tabernaemontani offers a tantalising solution. An evergreen perennial bog grass, its tall, dark to grey-green stems grow in dense clumps, adding great texture to any view over a water feature. Also known as the grey club rush, its colour is maintained year round, but it flowers in summer to produce tall panicles of tiny brown blossoms. Ideal for waterside plots, as well as groundcover over boggy areas, this low maintenance grass can also be planted in water. Left to prosper, it can spread vigorously.

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Known dangers?
  • no
Height [m]
  • 1
Spread [m]
  • 0.6
Dominant flower colour
  • Brown
Flower Fragrance
  • No, neutral please
Flowering seasons
  • Early summer
  • Mid summer
  • Late summer
Foliage in spring
  • Grey-green
Foliage in summer
  • Grey-green
Foliage in Autumn
  • Grey-green
Foliage in winter
  • Grey-green
Propagation methods
  • rhizome cuttings
Growth habit
  • Upright
Hardiness zone
  • Z6-9
Heat zone
  • H9-6
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -23 - -1
Heat days
  • 45 - 150
  • poorly-drained
Sun requirements
  • Full sun
Standard category
  • Aquatic & semiaquatic plants
  • Semiaquatic plants
Grown for
  • Striped stems
Creative category
  • Kid Approved
  • For Beginners
  • Pond plants
  • For every season
Garden type
  • Bog garden
  • Pond
Gardening expertise
  • beginner
Time to reach full size
  • 2 to 5 years
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