Soft Stem Bulrush - 25 Plants $79.99

Soft Stem Bulrush - 25 Plants $79.99

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Native Grasses
Planting Zones 4-9
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Ponds and Water Gardens
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Soft Stem Bulrush (Schoenoplectus tabernaemontani)


Soft Stem Bulrush: Schoenoplectus tabernaemontani, or the soft stem bulrush, is a perennial, United States native, ornamental wetlands grass. You would most likely encounter it in nature near river beds, swamps, wetlands, ponds, marshes, ditches, bogs, streams, or in flood plains. It can grow in almost all slow-draining locations across most moderate to warm USDA plant hardiness zones.


Soft stem bulrush prefers to bask in full sunshine. It usually reaches a full mature height of about six feet, but it can get about nine feet occasionally.


Schoenoplectus tabernaemontani has a robust and healthy root system that helps to avoid water erosion across flood areas when rushing water recedes. The flowers develop during the summer--they are small, brown, and contain seeds that wildlife will enjoy for nutrition in the late summer and into early autumn.


You may also know Schoenoplectus tabernaemontani by a few other common names, including these:


  •      Clubrush
  •      Common Clubrush
  •      Lakeshore Bulrush


Soft Stem Bulrush Is Ideal for a Slow-Draining Property

Growing any plants in a slow-draining part of your property poses a challenge. Many ornamental plants dislike continuous moisture and develop mildew.


On the other hand, soft stem bulrush will flourish in standing water. Not only will it perform well in standing water, but it will also look elegant as it does it.


Include Soft Stem Bulrush in Your Water Garden or Around a Pond or Water Feature


TN Nursery customers generally install this plant in wet areas, including the following:


  •      Water garden
  •      Rain garden
  •      On the banks of creeks, ponds, or streams on their properties
  •      Where an underground spring keeps the ground saturated
  •      Wet natural areas
  •      Koi ponds (the generous foliage gives the fish a place to hide from predatory birds)


Each plant grows in generously sized clumps, forming impressive, large tufts of bright green foliage.


Order Your Soft Stem Bulrush From TN Nursery Today


TN Nursery suggests soft stem bulrush for water gardens, rain gardens, or koi ponds. You can trust our decades of experience and hundreds of satisfied customer reviews--feel free to place your order today.

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  • 5
    Soft Stem Bulrush

    Posted by Nate Gersen on Aug 27, 2019

    The shipping was fast and the packaging was great.

  • 5
    Soft Stem Bulrush

    Posted by Barbara Jennings on Aug 22, 2019

    this is awesome

Shipping Information

We dig fresh our plants and ship immediately. We ship US Mail, Priority shipping. You will receive a tracking number once your plants ship. All plants will be fine in their packages for up to 3 days after receiving.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This is superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receiving unless weather-related problems prohibit planting. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water for the first week daily after planting.

Shipping Dates

Ships November through April