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Schoenoplectus lacustris subsp. tabernaemontani 'Albescens' (Grey club-rush 'Albescens')

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1 hour care
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Time to maturity
5-10 years
To maturity

Botanical name: Schoenoplectus lacustris subsp. tabernaemontani 'Albescens'

Other names: Grey club-rush 'Albescens', Scirpus lacustris 'Albescens', Scirpus albescens, Scirpus tabernaemontani var. albescens

Genus: Schoenoplectus

Variety or Cultivar: 'Albescens' _ 'Albescens' is a clump-forming, evergreen perennial bog grass with cylindrical grey-green stems, ringed in cream, and small brown flowers in summer.

Schoenoplectus lacustris subsp. tabernaemontani 'Albescens' is: Evergreen

Flower: Brown in Summer

Foliage: Cream, Grey-green, Striped in All seasons

Habit: Clump-forming

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Pests: Generally pest free

General care

Pruning: Can become invasive in small ponds. Trim back regularly to restrict this plant's spread, by cutting out stems to the rhizome.. REGISTER to read more...

Propagation methods: Rhizome sections. REGISTER to

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Schoenoplectus lacustris subsp. tabernaemontani 'Albescens' (Grey club-rush 'Albescens') will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 0.5m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses: Ground Cover, Low Maintenance, Waterside, Wildlife, Bog garden

Cultivation: Plant in an open site in rich boggy soil at the water's edge in full sun. May also be grown in up to 30cm of water. Tolerates slow moving water.

Soil type: Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage: Boggy damp conditions, Moisture-retentive, Pond/In water

Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light: Full Sun

Aspect: South, West

Exposure: Exposed

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)

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