Eriophorum angustifolium


Cotton Grass

Deep green, clump forming grass with delightful fluffy, cotton wool-like seed heads. Evergreen.


Eriophorum angustifolium produces white fluffy seed heads which from a distance, look like flowers.

Top tip: Grows equally well in water and wet soil.

Flowers: Insignificant flowers in early Spring later produce the ‘cotton wool’ seed heads.

Height: 15-70cm

Propagation: Plants can be split and those with root runners grown on throughout the year.

Depth of water over the soil: 0-10cm

Planting: Plant into 5/10lt planting crate using heavy garden loam or Westland Aquatic Soil