Eriophorum angustifolium Cotton grass, Bog cotton, Scirpus angustifolius

Description

A beautiful native plant with grass type foliage and fluffy heads of white cotton-like flowers. The wool used to be used for stuffing pillows and to make candle wicks. It is very hardy and can often be seen on Scottish moors.

Repotting or planting

9cm marginal plants require potting into a larger mesh basket. Place in a pond no deeper than 1/3 maximum recommended planting depth to allow the plants to establish. 1ltr marginal plants do not require repotting, place in the pond no deeper than 1/2 maximum recommended planting depth to allow the plants to establish, plants over 60cm height growth will benefit from repotting into a larger mesh basket or should be planted in gravel to prevent them from falling over. 3ltr and 5ltr plants do not require repotting, as they are larger more established plants they can be placed up to the maximum recommended depth. There is no need to remove the mesh basket.

Care instructions

Leave old growth standing through winter. Cut down in spring when new shoots have grown to about 15cm high.

Colour

White

Growth rate

slow

Flowers

Jun- Sept

Sun/shade

Full sun to part shade

Native

Season

Spring-Summer

Measurements in centimetres

Height Min -Max

30-50

Depth Min-Max

0-20

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