Sparganium erectum (Branched Bur-Reed)


Sparganium erectum, or Branched Bur-Reed, is a marsh plant with spherical white flowers, good for the phyto-purification of ponds and natural pools

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Main characteristics

Sparganium erectum is a rhizomatous marsh plant consisting of stems with triangular green leaves arranged in a fan shape. Sparganium has a high water-purifying efficacy


In summer, it develops a branched inflorescence producing spherical white flowers. After flowering, the fruit remains, taking the form of a hedgehog

Flowering period

June – August


The rhizome is edible cooked and it has a sweetish taste. The base of the stems is also edible cooked. The plant can also be a source of food for wild animals

Planting depth

From 0 to -20 cm of depth

Plant height

It can exceed one 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): 6.5 to 8

Frost Resistance

Yes, it withstands very cold temperatures


Native plant of Europe

Shipped plant

In temporary 8×8 basket

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