Scirpus pendulus
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Hardiness Zone: 3-9 Height: 2-4 feet; 0.6-1.2 metres Spread: 1.5-2 feet; 0.45-0.6 metres Sun: Full sun to part shade Water: Wet to medium Wildlife: An important food and cover plant for water fowl and other wildlife. Bloom Colour: Brown/Red Tolerates: Rocky ground Culture: The preference is full sun to light shade, wet to mesic conditions, and soil with organic matter to retain moisture. However, it tolerates rocky ground if there is sufficient moisture. Noteworthy Characteristics: Nodding Bulrush is a 2' to 4' tall native featuring a rather elegant drooping reddish inflorescence and yellow-green foliage. During July and August the fruits mature into hard brown nutlets (achenes). Great for erosion control, this Bulrush should be planted in wet meadows, ditches, pond and stream edges, swamps, sedge meadows and other wet areas. Garden Uses: Bog garden; rain garden