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Other common names
common cotton grass
Eriophorum polystachion Scirpus angustifolius
Eriophorum are evergreen rhizomatous perennials forming spreading clumps of tufted, linear leaves, with solitary or clustered, ovoid black-scaled, silky-haired flower-heads, followed by conspicuous cottony white fruiting heads
Cyperaceae / Cyperaceae
E. angustifolium is a vigorously spreading perennial forming many tufts of dark green, linear leaves, with white-hairy flower-heads in summer
Subarctic & Temp N Hemis.
Aspect South-facing or West-facing
Exposure Sheltered or Exposed
SoilSand, Clay, Loam
Grow in acid soil at pond margins, in full sun, in water up to 5cm deep
Propagate by division in spring
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Generally pest free
May be affected by powdery mildews
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