Bolboschoenus fluviatilis (Scirpus fluviatilis)

Common name: River Bulrush

Native plant

Not a species we normally offer out side of contracts or large amounts, and we'll likely not have it often outside of those conditions. For those looking for have a fast growing, attractive alternative to cattails in shallow water this plant willaccomplish that and far more. Can be very tall to 7 feet with dense growth, but with an angular softness that many species that size don't have. 


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Price Level: 
Perennial- Standard
Sizing Options: 
Flat of 32 (plugs)
Flat of 18 (pints)

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Plant Details

Plant type

Grasses, Sedges and Rushes

Soil type

Moist Mesic, Wet

Light exposure

Eastern Exposure / Morning Sun, Full Sun

Bloom period


Urban environment

Road-side/Salt Tolerant, Yards that Flood


Floodplain, Wetlands

Growth form

Colonizing / Spreading, Rhizomatous/stoloniferous

Growth rate


Flower color

White Green

Fall color



Mature height
3 Feet
Mature width
2 Feet
Max height
6 Feet
Max width
5 Feet

Additional information

Helps improves water quality Rain garden suited

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