River Bulrush (Scirpus fluviatilis)

River Bulrush (Scirpus fluviatilis)

River Bulrush is s staple of shoreline and wetland restorations. It spreads by underground rhizomes (roots) and can form large colonies.


Sun:    Full Sun
Moisture:    Wet
Height:    6 feet
Blooms:    June, July, Aug
Color:    Brown
Spacing:    2′
Zones:    3-8
Benefits:    Birds, Shoreline Restoration, Deer Resistant

Design Tips

River Bulrush spreads by underground rhizomes (roots) to form colonies, so plant it in large groups that can grow together. Best used for shoreline or wetland restorations.

Companion Plants

Softstem Bulrush
Blue Flag Iris
Sweet Flag