Scirpus zebrinus


Zebra Rush

Very pretty rush with striking horizontally striped bright green and white foliage.


Unusual horizontally striped rush that may take a year or two to bulk up.

Top tip: Stems lose their stripyness as the plant ages, so divide regularly to encourage new growth and ensure maximum effect.

Flowers: insignificant May-June.

Height of plant: 40-80cm from crown

Propagation:  The best time to divide is as soon as young shoots appear March/April.

How to plant:  Plant into a 5lt planting basket using heavy garden loam or Westland Aquatic Soil and place on a shelf in the pond.  Fill the planting basket to a depth so that the top of the rhizome at the base of the plant is level with the rim. Hold the plant securely and fill in with soil all around the roots, pressing the soil down very firmly until the planting crate is almost filled to the brim.  For aesthetic purposes, the soil can then be top dressed with no more than 1cm of pea gravel.

Recommended planting depth:  The planting depth for this plant measured from soil surface to water surface and not including any gravel dressing is  0-10cm.