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Hardstem Bulrush

Scirpus acutus

Hardstem Bulrush and Softstem Bulrushes are tall, stout, perennial plants. Both have round, olive green stems, drooping brown flower clusters near the stem tips, and a few inconspicuous leaves at the stem bases. Hardstem Bulrush is common in marshes and along shorelines in water up to four feet deep.

Native of marshes and shorelines
Stiff green stems
Good cover for wetland wildlife

Gardening Suggestions for Hardstem Bulrush:

Produced using Forrest Keeling's patented RPM Root Production Method ® technology for exceptional growth and survivability.

Key Characteristics:

Midwest Native
Wet Soil
Height:
2-8 Feet
Spread:
2-3 Feet
Hardiness Zone:
3 - 8

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Additional Characteristics & Attributes

Soil Moisture Preference
Wet Soil
Inundated
Exposure
Full Sun
Habit
Perennial
Attributes
Naturalizing
Wetlands and Streambank Stabilization
Erosion Control
Midwest Native
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Characteristics Key

Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Humming- birds
Songbirds
Butterflies
Dry
Average
Moist, Well-Drained
Wet Soil
Cut Flower
Midwest Native
Dried Flower
Salt Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Climbing
Fragrant
Container
Great Foliage