Also called Flowering rush, is a typical plant of the aquatic ecosystem. Has pink flowers shaped umbrella, must be cultivated plunged from 0 to 20 cm of water in the banks of ponds and ditches. We recommend using it with a density of 5 plants per square meter.
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|Planting depth from the surface of the water:||from 0 to 20 cm|
|Spacing:||5 plants per square meter.|
|Type of soil:||Waterlogged|
|Sun Exposure:||Full sun|
|Hardiness:||USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 °C (-20 °F)|
|Ease of Growth:||Medium|
|Name of breeder:||Autoctona|
Butomus umbellatus (L., 1753) or flowering rush is a perennial herbaceous plant typical of wetlands. It is the only species of the genus Butomus and Butomaceae family.
It is formed by a small underground rhizome of brown color, inside white; the leaves are narrow and long in green sword and reaches a height ranging from 50 to 150 cm. The base of the plant is submerged, the rush flower briar underwater. In July it produces groups of small pink flowers that can reach a height of 60 cm even. Flowering rush is present in humid environments of temperate climates of Europe, Asia and North Africa, typically on the edge of stagnant water or slightly moves. Must be cultivated submerged from 5 to 20 cm of water on the banks of lakes and streams, it prefers a full sun or partial shade position and a neutral or slightly acid soil.
Not sensitive to frost and tolerates harsh winters with temperatures down to -25 ° C.
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