Butomus umbellatus
WATER GLADIOLUS
Butomaceae

 
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Plant type: evergreen rhizomatous soft-wooded perennial

Hardiness zones: 9-10

Sunlight: hot overhead sun

Soil Moisture: constantly moist to usually boggy

Soil: enriched soil, mildly acidic to mildly alkaline

Tolerances: light frost
1.5m
Plant habit
 
0.5m

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Origins: Europe-W Russia

Other Botanical Names: Butomus caesalpini, B. floridus, B. vulgaris

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Butomus umbellatus
WATER GLADIOLUS
Butomaceae

 

  Plant type: evergreen rhizomatous soft-wooded perennial

Hardiness zones: 9-10

Sunlight: hot overhead sun

Soil Moisture: constantly moist to usually boggy

Soil: enriched soil, mildly acidic to mildly alkaline

Tolerances: light frost
1.5m
Plant habit
 
0.5m

FEATURES

Flowers: moderately fragrant flowers in crimson

Flowering Time: late summer

Leaves: bronze new leaves


DESIGN

Garden Styles: suits tropical & oriental designs

Uses: mass planting, soil binding

Growth rate: average

Maintenance Level: average

Skill Level: average






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