Phragmites australis (Common Reed)


Phragmites australis, or Common Reed, is a marsh plant frequently used in wastewater phyto-purification systems.

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Additional information

Main characteristics

Phragmites australis is a rhizomatous marsh plant from which reeds grow, normally reaching a height of 2 metres. The leaves are narrow and long, grey-green in colour


The inflorescences are plumes composed of many brown spikes

Flowering period

June – September

Plant uses

Phragmites australis is a very invasive plant. It is suitable for basins for phyto-purification, but not for ornamental ponds, as the rhizomes easily come out of the pots and can pierce the pond liner


The rhizomes are edible and can be dried, coarsely ground and used as porridge. The young buds can be eaten raw or cooked

Planting depth

From 0 to -20 cm of depth

Plant height

Over 2 meters in height

Soil to use

Field soil with 2/3 tablets of Osmocote fertilizer near the rhizome


Full direct sun for at least 6 hours in the middle hours of the day

PH tolerated

Acidic, neutral or basic (alkaline): 5.5 to 8

Frost Resistance

Yes, it withstands very cold temperatures


Native plant of Europe

Shipped plant

In temporary 10×10 basket

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