Butomus umbellatus


Flowering Rush

Narrow leaves red in spring turning later to dark green with umbrellas of rose pink flowers.


Butomus umbellatus has tall, spiky, green leaves and elegant flower stems topped with clusters of pink petals.

Top tip: Butomus hates being confined in a small basket and flowers best in 20cm water.

Flowers: June/July

Height: 30-50cm

Propagation: Divide multiple root bulbs and bulblets.

Depth of water over the soil: 10-25cm

Planting: Plant into 5lt planting crate using heavy garden loam or Westland Aquatic Soil

Winter, when plants are dormant, is a good time to add plants to your pond, giving them a head start in the spring. So get shopping now! Dismiss