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We dig fresh our plants and ship immediately. We ship US Mail, Priority shipping. You will receive a tracking number once your plants ship. All plants will be fine in their packages for up to 3 days after receiving.
We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This is superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.
Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receiving unless weather-related problems prohibit planting. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water for the first week daily after planting.
When in the wild, the Hardstem Bulrush will grow close to water areas, such as lakes, reservoirs, and streams. The Hardstem Bullrush will grow along the edge of these bodies of water, favoring moist ground submerged to around three inches below the water level. In some cases, the Hard stem Bullrush has grown in wetlands up to around six feet in depth.
The Hardstem Bullrush grows best in a stand of plants where the oldest, more established plants are found in the center and the younger plants found around the edge.
This allows this hermaphrodite plant to be pollinated effectively by the wind. The Hardstem Bullrush is known for being a fast-moving plant. It is becoming established with the plant spreading seeds around six inches around the original plant during any growing season.
The primary growing season for the Hardstem Bullrush is the Fall and parts of the Winter when it grows at its fastest rate. When a Hardstem Bullrush is being established, it will be aided by a constantly moving water level that will allow it to take root effectively. A full sun position around the edge of a body of water is the best position for growth, with the yellow and brown blooms appearing in mid-June.
You will rarely see a single plant growing, but instead, find it in dense clusters along the edges of bodies of standing water. The plant produces fruit and flowers, but they are not distinctive or showy.
This plant grows best in hardiness zones 3 to 9, where it is considered native and has also spread to and established itself.
Floral clusters bloom on the soft stem bulrush bloom from July to August. The spiked and spiral shape of the floral clusters means that the bloom occurs over a prolonged period, with the first blooms dying off as the final blooms are open up.
The florets of the soft stem bulrush are a light brown when closed and a deep orange to brown when opened.
When the plant is mature, it can stand as tall as two to nine feet in height. Height will depend on the water and soil quality where it is grown.
It reproduces itself by seed and disperses through water and wind while forming dense colonies that establish germinate bare, moist soil. It is a favorite of beavers, muskrats, and waterfowl and is often used for soil stabilization. The plant is sometimes grazed by livestock. It helps to establish vegetation along shorelines due to its buffering effect on lake and pond shorelines.
It has medicinal qualities that the Native American tribes used to stop bleeding or as an edible plant. It's consumable raw or cooked. The plant was sundried and pounded into flour for pancakes or bread. Native Americans also used the Hard Stem Bulrush as a building material by weaving the plants together to form mats and building frames. You used it to make household bedding, baby diapers, skirts, shoes, duck decoys, and even canoes.
It tolerates fire and regrows well afterward.
Hardy Planting Zone-3-9. Except for some southeastern states, it grows throughout most North America at low to mid-elevation levels, usually along lakes, ponds, reservoirs, meadows, marshes, and swamps.
Bloom Season – A perennial plant with three-sided fruit
Bloom Color – Gray-green to dark-green, the spikelets are gray-brown or grayish.
Height at Maturity – Usually up to 10 and sometimes up to 16.5 feet with round stems up to 2 cm.
Soil Type Preferred - Peat to coarse substrates spread on brackish, saline, and alkaline. It will germinate in saturated soil. Young plants will tolerate water depths of up to 5 feet but not for extended periods.
Sun or Shade – The seeds need heat, moisture, and light for germination.