Phragmites australis Norfolk reed, Common reed, Phragmites communis

Description

Strong growing grass with broad glossy leaves that turn brown in autumn and purple or violet flowers. This plant is frequently used in sewage treatment beds and it is still used for thatching.

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 pond no deeper than 1/2 maximum recommended planting depth to allow the plants to establish. 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

Trim just above the water surface in Autumn or enjoy the seed heads all winter and trim just before the new growth in spring.

Colour

Purple

Growth rate

Fast

Flowers

Aug-Oct

Sun/shade

Full sun to Part shade

Native

Season

Spring, Summer

Measurements in centimetres

Height Min –Max

200-400

Depth Min-Max

0-50

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