Typha minima

Typha minima

Dwarf reed mace

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Typha minima
  • Common name: Dwarf reed mace
  • Family: Typhaceae
  • Plant Type: Marginal, Deciduous
Foliage colour:

Green

The familiar bulrush found beside ponds, lakes and streams, is too large and invasive for all but the largest gardens, but Typha minima is a tiny species with a perfect miniature form. It’s ideal for growing in small ponds and even aquatic tubs. Its creeping rhizomes will spread steadily, nonetheless, and it’s best confined to a basket. The male flowers appear in summer as small tufts above the familiar bulrush, which is the female flower-spike, and where numerous seeds may form. If this is a problem, plants can be deadheaded, but this will remove the ornamental bulrushes.

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Grow Typha minima in baskets of aquatic compost in full sun to partial shade. To propagate, divide plants in spring.

How to grow Typha minima

  • Plant size

    75cm height

    45cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, dappled shade, partial shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Clay / heavy / moist / boggy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do Plant in July

Do Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Divide
Divide

Do not Divide in January

Do not Divide in February

Do Divide in March

Do Divide in April

Do Divide in May

Do not Divide in June

Do not Divide in July

Do not Divide in August

Do not Divide in September

Do not Divide in October

Do not Divide in November

Do not Divide in December

Typha minima and wildlife

Typha minima has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Typha minima poisonous?

Typha minima has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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