More About Scirpus acutus
- AKA: Schoenoplectus acutus var. occidentalis
- Scirpus are not grasses, they are perennial sedges
- Upright cylindrical gray-green stems have 3 to 4 slender sheathed leaves at the base
- Panicled seed heads emerge terminally from one side of the stem
- Seeds are beige-brown and form groups of small spikelets
- Bloom Time: June to August
Native to Ontario and most of North America.
Hard Stem Bulrush Growing and Maintenance Tips
Grows in marshes, along pond shorelines, and in bogs, in full sun to light shade. This sedge spreads by rhizomes and can be grown in water up to 1.5 m deep.
Scirpus acutus Characteristics
Native to Ontario
Bog or water garden
Soil MoistureMoist to Wet Soils
Wetland (Root submerged)
Flowering TimeLt. Spr-Sum