Softstem Bulrush

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Soft stem Bulrush Grass, Schoenoplectus Tabernaemontani is a Fast Growing Grass and Hardy Planting Zone 4-9

Soft stem Bulrush is also known as Schoenoplectus Tabernaemontani; Hardy planting zones are 3-9; Grass plugs come back year after year. The Softstem bulrush is a fast-growing grass and will thrive in various soil types. This grass is very easy to grow and maintain. It will provide a very natural look when growing. This grass can found in different areas and climates throughout the United States. This grass will grow to be several inches tall. This plant grows best in full sunlight and partially shaded areas. It plants around ponds and lakes. It will be effortless to grow and will take no maintenance to get established.

The Soft Stem Bulrush, or Schoenoplectus taberna montane, is an aquatic plant of the sedge family. This tall perennial can grow to nine feet and has soft, weak green stems with brownish-flowered spikelets and drooping clusters of scaled nuts. Not only does this plant provide a food source for birds, but it also serves as a cover for fish and smaller animals and a natural solution to erosion management. Though the plant can withstand periodic draining and flooding, stands can reduce if this occurs continuously. In contrast, this sedge flourishes in saline waters, found in the clay of wet meadows, marshes, and along the shores of both fresh and brackish waters.

Soft stem Bulrush, Schoenoplectus Tabernaemontani Thrive in Saline Water, Found in Clay of Wet Meadows Marshes and along the Shores of Both Fresh and Brackish Waters 

To propagate, seeds should be sown in a cold frame once ripe in a pot standing in about 3 centimeters of water. These seeds germinate rapidly and can be planted, once large enough to handle, in spring to early summer. Smaller divisions should continue growing in pots until better established, then relocated moist to wet soil with full sun, blooming between May and September. Compared to most species, this plant’s rather long lifespan matures at about 20 years. This plant is fantastic and provides a very natural appearance as they grow.

They look stunning around lakes and ponds and also around water gardens. They grow and maintain, and even when trimmed down, they grow right back with ease. Small wildlife and even aquatic life love these as they protect from larger predators. The Soft Stem Bulrush offers food for various creatures, including fish, leaf beetles, raccoons, and otters. The fruit is a favorite of ducks as well as species of shore and marsh birds. Waterbirds of all sorts love to use the plants as nesting sites and nesting materials.

This sedge is zoned USDA Hardiness Zone 3-9.

USDA Climate Zones: 4-9

Tree Height: 6-8 feet

Tree Width: 4-5 feet

Growth/Year: 6-8 feet

Soil Type: very wet sites

Sun: Full to Part Sun

Soft Stem Bulrush, Schoenoplectus Tabernaemontani is For Sale at TN Wholesale Nursery with Low Prices and Fast Shipping

 Soft stem bulrush is used in the home, garden, and yard. It is also used to make baskets and mats, and its seeds have been used to produce flour and animal feed. Soft stem bulrush (Schoenoplectus americanus) is a perennial sedge that can grow to about 6 feet tall. The stem is fleshy and square in cross-section. The inflorescence is an open, cylindrical panicle of many spikelets approximately 3/4 inch long. Spikelets are brown at maturity, and each has four flowering florets. The root system consists of tubes about 1/2 inch in diameter, bearing fine, white hairs on the surface.

The most widespread soft stem bulrush (T. Mollis) is a perennial that sends up a clump of slender, solid green stems and leaves each spring, reaching 3 feet high and 2 feet wide. The branches usually have a single spike of small, brownish-purple flowers at the top, which gives way to an equally small seed pod.

Soft stem bulrush can grow in the sun or shade, and it spreads by rhizomes to form colonies. It prefers moist soil and damp areas near streams or lakes, but it grows well in lawns. It can spread aggressively if not controlled by regular mowing.

Soft stem bulrush has flat, strap-like leaves 2 to 4 inches long and 1/2 inch wide. The edges are serrated, and the surface is smooth like velvet. The leaf color is a medium green throughout the year. The leaves have a mild skunk-like scent that can overpower in high concentrations when crushed. Purchase Softstem bulrush because it is an environmentally friendly product, so it is safe for everyone. 

Soft stem bulrush grows in marshes, ponds, shallow lakes, and slow-moving streams throughout Canada and the northeastern part of the US, east of the Rocky Mountains. They prefer shallow standing water or muddy shores with lots of sunlight in Canada. It likes to grow to send runners into surrounding mud or water to form new colonies quickly.

It is an environmentally friendly product, so it is safe for everyone. It will not harm your children or pets when they are around it. Soft stem Bulrush can be used on all soil types to work in any yard. You do not have to worry about getting rid of the grass because it will grow right over the top of it without killing it first.

Soft stem Bulrush is an excellent alternative to other products that might be harmful to your yard because it will only work on the grass and not anything else around it. Using soft stem bulrush is also a great alternative to using herbicides because they are full of chemicals that can be very harmful to you and your family. The soft stem bulrush will kill the grass but leave everything else alone, making it safer for you and your family.

The root of this impressive plant can be used to stop hair loss and promote new growth. The heart works by increasing blood flow to the scalp, which stimulates hair follicles and helps them produce thicker hair. This herb is also known to reduce inflammation of the scalp, which can help prevent dandruff in some people.

Soft stem bulrush can be used as an ornamental plant or landscaping project. The plant may also make paper and woven mats for floors; The soft stem has been used to make baskets for weaving by Native Americans. If you are looking for a great way to get rid of that pesky grass that grows in your yard, then you need to consider the Softstem Bulrush for sale.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Height at maturity: 2 to 9 feet

Hardiness: zones are 4-9

Tree Width: 4-5 feet

Growth/Year: 6-8 feet

Soil Type: very wet sites

Ship as: Bareroot

Sun: Full to Part Sun


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Schoenoplectus tabernaemontani. Graceful, green stems, topped with large, pendulous brown flower clusters.
Planting Zones 4-9
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3 Reviews

  • 5

    Very different love the brown!

  • 5

    Very different love the brown!

  • 5

    So different and beautiful!

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