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Bulrush for Sale in Clusters of Six Bare Rooted Plants



Typhaceae spp

Form and Function – We take 6 or 12 living plants from shallow water – trim them – and supply bare rooted as One Unit for Sale

Water Reed also known as Cambungi: Grows in depths of water up to 1.2 metres. Capable of total cover on small shallow ponds. Will regrow from base if water dries up, (for at least 6 months). During winter, the rush tends to die off, rebounds during spring. Plants act like gills increasing surface area of water exposed to oxygen. Assists to purify and clean water. Converts into algae as part of aquatic food chain. Slows sediment inflow to dams. Stabilise dam walls.

Windbreak: A small to medium size dam when hedged by bulrush raises its surface air humidity. In conjunction with reduced air flow, evaporation is reduced.

Habitat: Purple Swamp Hens make raised nesting platforms and walkways from the rush. Wrens and Finches amongst over small birds are regularly found amongst. Quick cover for ducks. Provides shade and cover for small fish and crayfish. Insects feed upon and drop into water.

Fodder: Cattle and sheep will only eat when succulent and green.

Mulch: : Bulrush is a natural accumulator of phosphorous, and dams are natural accumulators of dissolved phosphorous. Due to its coarseness when dry, we fasten decay in garden beds by covering with an Eclipse Tiller. By this process dark fertile soil is rapidly made.

People: Has potential as weaving material for tree guards and garden wind breaks.

Planting Window: Plant year round, better in warm season. Plant into shallow edge water.

Maturity: A few plants colonised 100 metres of waters edge on the 2 megalitre dam at Janahn Forest within 3 years. Bulrushes produce soft air borne seeds that will colonise other waters close by.

Suitable Soil Type: As most dams are in clay soils it is fair to say that Bulrush grows in wet clay soil.

Planting Methods: Dig a small hole on waters edge in mud or shallow water and backfill with plant in place. Where you plant will be inundated at some time with shallow water. Plants then follows the water. No need to fertilise.

Making Water Holes

Laid as mulch, seeds can grow through.

Making Water Holes

Dam at Janahn surrounded by Rush.

Making Water Holes

Gone dry. Rush is habitat for many types of birds reptiles frogs etc.


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