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(Plant heights are given at maturity)

Butomus, also named Flowering Rush, is a lovely hardy aquatic plant, a native of Europe and Asia belonging to the family Butomaceae. It has long sharp edged leaves and heads of rose colored blooms topping the foliage in summer. An excellent waterside plant, it lends beauty and will thrive in boddy conditions.

Propagation can be done by digging and dividing existing plants or by sowing seed. Seeds should be sown in pots, trays or a bed prepared with a soiless medium (1 part sand to 1 part sphagnum peat moss is fine) and covered lightly. The medium should be kept moist, but not soggy at about 70F. WHen seedlings reach a height of 2 inches, they should be transplanted to larger containers or directly outdoors, if the outdoor temperatures remain above 60F.  Butomus alpinus - Perennial - Beautiful walk on plant with deep violet red blooms. Forms a cushiony low growing plant perfect for rock gardens or hillsides. Height: 6 inches Hardy to -30F (-34.4C)

Butomus umbellatus  Pink Sprite - Butomus umbellatus - Perennial - Rosy pink blooms and dagger shaped leaves. Partial or full shade. Hardy to -20F (-28.8C) Height: 24 inches Packet
#5555   Packet   $4.50   Approximately 50 seeds


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