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Available to buy today

  • Buy in a 1 litre basket (11cm/4" high)
  • British Native Flowering Rush (Butomus umbellatus) (AGM)
  • Low growing 3 sided rush leaves and pink umbel flowers on tall stems
  • Height 60 - 90cm (24" - 36"). Flowers June - July
  • Plant with between 5 - 20cm (2"- 8") of water over the top of the basket in a sunny pond. Suitable for shelf 1 or shelf 2

Divide Butomus umbellatus on a regular basis to encourage flowering. They will not flower in a congested basket but prefer muddy and nutrient high conditions. Butomus umbellatus are loved by hoverflies and butterflies when in flower in later summer. Click here: To see this plant as it looks in the pond in Autumn.

Read how to care for your pond plants in Tips and Advice.

<p>British Native plants</p> <p>Plants for Pollinators</p> <p>Sunny position</p> <p>Suitable for shelf depth 15-22cm (approx 6-9”)</p><p>Suitable for shelf depth 23-44cm (approx 10-17”)</p>

Important delivery information

Plant orders are dispatched to UK destinations only and leave the Nursery on a Monday - Thursday inclusive to avoid the weekend. Your order will be picked in the Nursery and the ready potted plant in its basket or bareroot oxygenator (as specified in the description) will be wrapped that day in damp newspaper and a plastic bag to keep it fresh during transit. Plants will normally be dispatched within a week of our receipt of your order.

All items are then boxed for collection by the courier APC Parcelrite or UKMail that afternoon for expected delivery within 24 hours after despatch (Highlands and Islands excepted)

Please unwrap all plants from their packaging as soon as possible and place in the situations specified on the plant ticket.

Order ValueDelivery Cost
£1.00 - £29.99 £6.00
£30.00 - £99.99 £12.00
£100.00 - £199.99 £24.00
£200+ £36.00

An additional surcharge will be added 
at checkout if your delivery address
is North of Perth (+£10) or an Island 
(+£10 = PO & TR)
(+£25 = Scottish Islands, IM & BT) or 
(+£50 = JE & GY).

Reviews from other Waterside customers

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b knott

August 2016

Very pleased with prompt delivery. Plant was very well packed and arrived in perfect condition. Was obvious that it was packed with love and care, Plant thriving in its new home,

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June 2018

Pond plants bought.

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