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Eriophorum angustifolium (Common cotton grass)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.5m
Max height
1.5m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name: Eriophorum angustifolium

Other names: Common cotton grass

Genus: Eriophorum 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

How to care

Watch out for

Pests: Generally pest-free

Specific diseases: Powdery mildew Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning: Deadhead regularly. REGISTER to read more...

Propagation methods: Division. REGISTER to read more...


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Where to grow

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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Botanical name: Eriophorum angustifolium

Other names: Common cotton grass

Genus: Eriophorum 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

Watch out for

Pests: Generally pest-free

Specific diseases: Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning: Deadhead regularly. REGISTER to read more...

Propagation methods: Division. REGISTER to read more...


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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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