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Eriophorum angustifolium (Common cotton grass)

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Botanical name: Eriophorum angustifolium

Other names: Common cotton grass

Genus: Eriophorum

Species: E. angustifolium - E. angustifolium is a vigorous evergreen perennial suitable for pond margins. It forms clumps of grass-like leaves and in summer, bears conspicuous flowers that have long, silky, white hairs.

Eriophorum angustifolium is: Evergreen

Flower: White in Summer

Foliage: Green in All seasons

Habit: Clump-forming

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Pests: Generally pest-free

Specific diseases: Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning: Deadhead regularly. REGISTER to

Propagation methods: Division. REGISTER to

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Eriophorum angustifolium (Common cotton grass) will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 1.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses: Aquatic, Bog garden, Waterside

Cultivation: Plant in the shallow margins of pools or consistently moist, acidic soil in full sun.

Soil type: Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage: Boggy damp conditions, Pond/In water

Soil pH: Acid

Light: Full Sun

Aspect: South, West

Exposure: Exposed, Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)

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