You might like...
This handsome marginal plant from Asia is a splendid sight at the water's edge when grown in groups of 6-10 plants. It is sometimes known as the water gladiolus because of the attractive bi-coloured flowers, 2.5cm (1in) across and gathered in a distinctive umbel at the top of stems which are taller than the long, narrow leaves. It is happiest right at the edge of the pond where it can dip its toes in shallow water. The rhizomes, used in its native region for making flour, spread vigorously and plants should be divided regularly or flowering may decline. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).
Plant type: Marginal
Flower colour: Rose
Foliage colour: Mid-green
Sun exposure: Full sun
Soil: Moist, Boggy
Skill level: Experienced
Time to plant seeds: June to August
Time to divide plants: March to May
Flowering period: July to September
Be the first reader to review the Butomus umbellatus Flowering rush!
Add your own review
Please register or login to add a review