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Flowering Rush
Scientific Name: Butomus umbellatus
Family: Butomaceae
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: All zones
USDA: 6-10

Frost Tolerance: The top of the plant generally dies in winter and the plant sprouts back from the cold resistant rhizomes.

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Asia

Growth Habits: Deciduous, up to 4 feet tall (1.2 m), up to 20 inches in spread (50 cm); leaves, up to 40 inches long (100 cm), 0.2 inch to 0.4 inch wide (5 mm-1 cm)

Watering Needs: Boggy soils or aquatic plant, in a medium to large pool. Optimal water depth 1 to 6 inches (2.5-15 cm). The Butomus can also grow entirely submersed but then doesn't bloom.

Propagation: Root division in spring, seeds in summer, root bulbils

Classified as invasive or weed and banned in several northern states.

Cultural Practices:
Divide every 3-4 years. Check for aphids.

Blooming Habits:
Attractive umbels of relatively large pink flowers in spring or late summer and autumn. The flowers are 0.8 to 1.2 inches in diameter (2-3 cm). The flowers have 3 pinkish petals and 3 smaller pinkish sepals.

Fruiting Habits:

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