Schoenoplectus californicus

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Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 8A 8B 9A 9B 

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Giant Bulrush


Also known as Scirpus californicus

Plant Specifics

Size:3-9 ft
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:Brown
Fruit Color:Brown
Habitats:Lakes, near shore.


Recommended Uses:Useful for lakeshore stabilization, water quality improvement, wetland creation/restoration, and as a background plant for wetland ponds.
Light: Full Sun
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
Moisture Tolerance: Aquatic (always flooded) ----- to ----- Aquatic
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray
Soil/Substrate:Pond, lake, or stream bottom



Cover for wildlife. Seeds eaten by ducks, rodents.