Scirpus Acutus


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    Scirpus Acutus

    Posted by Sara Jennings on 29th Aug 2019

    looks great on the lake

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Shipping Information

We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.


Scirpus Acutus is also very useful for wildlife

Scirpus Acutus, more commonly known as hardstem bulrush, is a grass-like perennial that grows in zones 3-9. Its cylindrical gray-green stem can reach a height of 5-8 feet. The stem is olive green and hard. Three to four thin leaves grow near the base of the plant. The panicle, or seed head, grows from the side of the stem and are made up of clusters of 50 reddish brown spikes. The seeds will ripen in late August to early September and can drop out due to high winds or frost. Fresh, undried seeds can be stored in water in the refrigerator for up to 6 months. They can then be germinated in warm water between 89 and 90 degrees under continuous light.

Scirpus Acutus can be found near lakes, ponds, streams, and wetlands at elevations below 7500 feet

Although they can be seen across North America from British Columbia down to Texas, bulrush is most commonly found in the west. Although they grow in wet soil or standing water, bulrush cannot tolerate long periods in deep water. Scirpus Acutus was very valuable to the Native Americans. The Chumash Indians would use the bulrush to keep their feet warm and dry by putting them inside their foot coverings. They were also used to make mats for their homes and thatching for their roofs. The Chumash would burn the Scirpus Acutus and rub the dry ashes on their skin to treat poison oak.

Yokut Indians would bind clusters of bulrush together and use them to make boats and skirts. The Yokut would also shred the bulrush and use them for things like bandages, diapers, and bedding.The Scirpus Acutus is also very useful for wildlife. Small animals like beavers and muskrats eat the young shoots and roots while and the muskrats also use the stems for building their houses. Ducks and geese eat the seeds and use the plants in the nests.

Scirpus Acutus will grow great around or in a natural area

It will also do well in moist and various soil conditions. This grass does well around bodies of water. It will be even beloved by the birds because of its seeds. This type of grass also helps with soil erosion.

Scirpus Acutus