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Phragmites australis

Plant name: Common reed

Plant type: sedges / rushes / wetland plants

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Cultural notes: full sun, boggy conditions, long lived, very hardy

Maintenance: prune to remove dead material and to promote new growth

Tolerates: inundations and dry periods

Flowering season: spring

Flower colour: green to purplish-brown and silvery-white when mature

Foliage colour: green, with hairy clasps that join main stem.

Height: up to 6m

Plant spacing: 50cm apart

Recommended uses: used for edging dams and waterways to help with bank stabilisation. Also provides habitat for water birds and can be used as a feature plant or for mass plantings

Description: tough reed, great for large pond/creek plantings