Soft Twig Rush, Baumea - a sedge plant ideal for domestic reed bed waste water treatment systems

Soft Twig Rush is an attractive mid-sized reed with flatten fleshy, ribbon-like green stems. It forms dense compact clumps of foliage and is ideal for small dams and feature ponds. Like other plants in this group it has excellent nutrient soaking properties and is used in `Reed Beds` for domestic grey water treatment

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Baumea rubiginosa

Baumea rubiginosa is a rhizomatous macrophyte that forms dense swards of foliage. It grows in ephemeral swamps and along the margins of fresh water swamps in water 0-500mm deep. It is often found in low nutrient sandy, peaty soils. It tends to grow shorter in dry ephemeral swamps and taller when in permanent water

Height & Width

70cm to 1 metre tall and spreading slowly to cover 2 plus M2

Flowers and Fruit

Flowers over summer.


Full sun to part shade

Soil Type

Damp to wet boggy soils. it can also grow in shallow fresh water.

Planting Rates

plant 3 to 7 plants per square metre

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