Soft-stem Bulrush (Schoenoplectus tabernaemontani)

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A tall, colony-forming plant in the sedge family that can grow in standing water. Provides food and nesting material for birds and hiding spots for fish.
Item #: SCTABs
Binomial Schoenoplectus tabernaemontani

Tall, thick, round stems make this an attractive plant at the pond's edge. It forms dense colonies via underground rhizomes. As long as the soil is moist, it will grow readily; however, it can grow in water up to 3 feet deep. Bulrushes are important for birds, providing seed, cover and nesting material.

Uses: Pond vegetation, wetlands, birds, edible
Bloom time: July - September

Height: 4 to 8 feet
Space: 1.5 to 3 feet

Sun: Full sun to light shade
Moisture: Moist to wet/submerged

  • ~200 seeds per packet
  • 32,000 seeds per ounce
  • 1 ounce per 1,000 square feet (yields 30 seeds per square foot)

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