Phragmites Australis

Botanical Name:

Phragmites australis

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How to Grow
Water
Medium
Water moderately, allowing the top 3cm to dry out between watering.
Soil
Wet soil to standing water; adapts to less moisture.
Characteristics

Bloom Time

Jun, Jul, Aug

Plant Type

Perennial. Rhizomes elongated. Culms erect; reed-like; 150-600 cm long. Leaves cauline. Leaf-sheaths loose. Ligule a ciliate membrane. Leaf-blades deciduous at the ligule; 20-60 cm long; 8-32 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface smooth. Leaf-blade apex attenuate; filiform., Grass/Grass-like

Lifespan

Perennial

Plant Height

3-6 ft.

Flower

Lodicules 2. Anthers 3 (2 in sterile floret). Ovary glabrous.

Fruit

Caryopsis with adherent pericarp. Hilum elliptic.

Taxonomy

Order

Cyperales

Family

Poaceae

Genus

Phragmites


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