Native Plant Database

Header Photo: Mervin Wallace

Dark Green Bullrush

Scirpus atrovirens
Plant Type: Grasses / Sedges / Rushes
Native Environment:
Season of Interest:
Main Color: Brown
Fall Color:
Hardy From Zone: 1
Hardy To Zone: 1

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Hardiness Zones

Midwest map of zones 5 (north), 6, and 7 (south)

as defined by the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map; (hardiness zones are not recorded for all Grow Native! plants)
Dark green bulrush by Becky Erickson
Photo: Becky Erickson
Sun Exposure 
Full Sun
Soil
Moisture
High, Wet
Nature Attracting
Wildlife Benefit
Animal
Resistance
Size

Height:

24 to
36
inches

Spread:

18 to
30
inches
Size
Height: 24 to
36
inches
Spread: 18 to
30
inches
Size
Height: 24 to
36
inches
Spread: 18 to
30
inches
Typical Landscape Use
Non-aggressive garden plant. Use in rain gardens to fill space between large flowering plants.
Establishment and Care Instructions
Special Features
Special Usage
Rainscaping
Basic Description

Brown, clustered seed heads form in May/June.

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