Flowering rush Butomus umbellatus pink

Butomus umbellatus

Flowering rush Butomus umbellatus pink

Butomus umbellatus
Sleek swan
As elegantly long as a swan's neck. The flowering rush (Butomus umbellatus) really stand out in a pond. The aquatic plant has slender, ribbon-shaped leaves. Soft pink leaves grow on top. The wetland plant steals the show along the edge of our pond. We can plant the hardy plant all year round. The flower blossoms in the summer.
The flowering rush does well in shallow water. We maintain a planting depth of 40 cm. We make sure to plant flowering rush in a sunny spot.
For extra colour and length!

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How we measure

From the bottom of the nursery pot to the top of the plant.

Seasonal effects 

The appearance of water plants changes between seasons. From a bare plant lying dormant in winter to fresh greenery in spring, in full bloom during summer to leaves changing colour and dropping in autumn. This is a natural process courtesy of mother nature. Our plants will be delivered accordingly. 

Color: Pink
Delivery type: Supplied as bare-rooted plant
Edible: No
Flowering: June - August
Cutting flowers: No
Grafted: No
Green stayer: No
Growing Height: 120 cm
Guarantee: 6 months growth and flowering guarantee
Hardy plants: Yes
Latin name: Butomus umbellatus
Leafs all year: No
Preferred location: Sun
Naturalizing: No
Planting depth: 15 - 40 cm
Scented: Not Scented
Self polinating: No

Flowering rush (Butomus umbellatus) is best planted in a pond basket. Line the basket with sacking and use special pond medium to fill it. Plant your Butomus umbellatus in the basket and fill it up with more medium. Surround with the extra flaps of sacking and add a layer of grit or pebbles. Stand the basket around 10-60 cm deep in your pond. If you don't have pond ledges and it's too deep, use bricks to bring the height up. Full sun or part shade.

Combining Butomus umbellatus (flowering rush) with other plants

Flowering rush is a graceful aquatic that will add a really natural look to your pond. Try combinig the flowering rush (Butomus umbellatus) with for example, a yellow iris (Iris pseudacorus) or common water plantain (Alisma plantago-aquatica) along the edges of your pond. These pond edge plants are sure to attract various wildlife to your pond.


Flowering rush (Butomus umbellatus) is an easily grown aquatic - very undemanding. If the clump gets too big for its spot, remove it from your pong and split it into smaller pieces. Plant just some of your flowering rush back in your pond.


The flowering rush (Butomus umbellatus) produces umbels of beautiful pink flowers on tall stems. The pretty 'umbrellas' are real show offs in summertime! These honey scented flowers will attract lots of bees! Flowering rush (Butomus umbellatus) grows with upright, slender, ribbon like foliage – the long reed-like leaf has a sharp edge along the tip. This plant prefers a nice muddy waters edge and is well hardy.
This variety is actually the only one classified under Butomaceae.
Suitable for shallow water up to 60 cm deep.


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