Norfolk Reed

Phragmites Australis
Phragmites Australis
Latin Name: Phragmites Australis
Moisture/Zone: Zone 2 or 3
Flower Colour: Buff
Growth Speed: Fast
Foliage Type: Deciduous
Foliage Colour: Green
Position: Full sun, part sun, shade

A tall reed with green foliage and graceful feathery plumes of flowers; forms pleasing clumps and provides good nesting cover for waterfowl.  Plant in sun or part shade. The Norfolk Reed is a plant used for traditional thatching and an excellent filtration plant used to remove pollutants from the water. Forms tall clumps growing to one to two metres in height; the leaves catching the sunlight and rustling in the breeze, adding sound and movement to the water garden. Best confined in a planting basket in a pond situation. Often used along river banks to prevent erosion.