Norfolk Reed (Phragmites australis)
Also known as 'Common Reed' or 'Phragmites Communis''.
Strong growing grass with broad glossy leaves that turn brown in autumn and purple or violet flowers. This plant is frequently used in sewage treatment beds and it is still used for thatching.
Trim just above the water surface in Autumn or enjoy the seed heads all winter and trim just before the new growth in spring.
Plant in full sun to partial shade between 0cm and 50cm deep.
- Flowering period: August to October
- Mature height: 200cm to 400cm
- Growth rate: fast