Branched Bur-reed - Plant

Sparganium erectum 
Branched Bur-reed

Very prominent inflorescences!

Beautiful reed-like swamp plant for shallow water (0-40 cm) with a playful inflorescence: in summer the branched bur-reed (Sparganium erectum) has many little white flowers with ball-shaped inflorescences. On each flower stem there will mostly be 3 to 5 inflorescences. It is a magnificent sight! Also after flowering, the plant will remain decorative for a long time! The inflorescence is also suitable for use in a bouquet of dried flowers.
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Planting and flowering details
  • Planting
  • It would be best to plant the pond plant Sparganium erectum in a pond basket. Cover the base of the basket with a piece of sackcloth and fill it with special pond compost. Place the branched bur-reed in the basket and fill with soil. Cover everything with the remaining sackcloth and finish with a layer of gravel. Place the basket approximately 10-30 cm deep in the pond. If there is no shallow waterside section in your pond, you should place the basket on a stack of stones. Place this pond plant in full sun or partial shade.
    Combining branched bur-reed
    The branched bur-reed (Sparganium erectum) is a pretty aquatic plant that will give your pond a natural appearance. You could combine Sparganium erectum with the flowering rush (Butomus umbellatus) and the yellow iris (Iris pseudacorus) along the border of a natural pond. These waterside plants will certainly attract all kinds of animals.
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  • Care
  • Sparganium erectum is an easy pond plant that demands very little care. Cut away spent leaves in autumn and remove it from the pond.
    The branched bur-reed produces thick rootstocks.
    If the clump gets too big, you can remove the branched bur-reed from the pond. Divide the clump into smaller pieces and replant only a part.
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  • Specifics
  • It is easy to dry the flowers of the branched bur-reed, making them very popular for bouquets of dried flowers. The small leaves remind us of the reed. The branched bur-reed forms thick unbranched spikes and may grow to a metre high.
    Sparganiumis a genus from the Sparganiaceae family.
    This plant is suitable for shallow water (0 - 40 cm).
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  • Extra information
  • Latin name Sparganium erectum 
    Delivery type Supplied as bare-rooted plant
    Guarantee 5 years guarantee
    Color White
    Light preference full sun ,  partial sun
    Scented not scented
    Flowers for cutting no
    Flowering period June - September
    Growing height50 - 120 cm
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