Square Stem Bulrush - 25 Plants $79.99

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Square Stem Bulrush - 25 Plants $79.99 Description

Square Stem Bulrush 

Square Stem Bulrush is an easy-to-cultivate, low-maintenance perennial Colonizer that loves to grow in wet soil. Also known as Common Three Square, the scientific name for this plant is Schoenoplectus pungens and belongs to the genus Schoenoplectus.

The plant is a beautiful green and blossoms from June till September. It grows to 6 feet in deep water but goes up to 4 feet in shallow water. The Common Three Square is extensive in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, North America, and South America.

Three varieties of the Bulrush plant are found in North America. Two other common species of the Bulrush native to North America include the Schoenoplectus subterminal and Schoenoplectus torreyi. All three have a 3-sided stem and an erect bract that seems to be part of the stem.

Square Stem Bulrush is a low-maintenance plant conveniently cultivated through rhizomes

Schoenoplectus pungens are most commonly found in North America, with a 6mm wide stout winged stem and floral scales. The stem of the plant is green or bluish-green. It has grass-like blades with sharp edges and tiny buds covered in yellow and brown scales; They have one to five spikelets at the top edge of the stem.

The spikelet stems are 5 to 23mm long, rounded at the tip, and purple-brown or orange-brown. There are two to six leaves present along the base of the stem where the lower leaves ate in the shapes of a bladeless sheath.

The length of each leaf blade is 2 – 9 mm. The foliage is rough, rolled at the edges, or flat and dark green with dense leaves. 

The florets have a parted style and are arranged spirally. They are orange, red, brown, or purple. The seed-like fruit, about 2 to 3.5 mm in size, appears in the late spring.

It is a critical food source for wildlife, consumed by various birds, while wild geese and muskrats eat the rhizomes. Square Stem Bulrush is a low-maintenance plant conveniently cultivated through rhizomes.

The seeds or rhizomes are planted in moist soil or shallow wetlands and grow fast. The plant is aggressive and invasive once it expands and takes root. 

It can grow in hardy zones 2 – 9 and proliferates the best in total sun exposure. The plant prefers wet soil, including loam, sand, clay, or peat. It can also survive standing fresh water and is planted widely in natural wetlands.

While it prefers moist soil, it can also tolerate periods of drought. The plant is usually found along river shores, lakes, and marshes as it helps to avoid soil erosion. It is also used in the restoration of wetlands. 

You can easily find this plant for Sale commercially as it has become a popular perennial plant choice. It grows in a wide range of hardy zones, and the tall grassy look helps cover the areas between other plants.

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Reviews (3)

  • 5
    Square Stem Bulrush

    Posted by Heather Slone on Aug 27, 2019

    The shipping was fast and the packaging was great.

  • 5
    Square Stem Bulrush

    Posted by Jimmy Jones on Aug 23, 2019

    Great friendly service. Nicely packaged and quick shipping. and all my grasses where great

  • 5
    Square Stem Bulrush

    Posted by Edward Simms on Aug 22, 2019

    this looks great planted with wildflowers


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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.

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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.

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