Eriophorum Angustifolium Aquatic Pond Plant - Cotton Grass Aquatic Plants

Eriophorum Angustifolium Aquatic Pond Plant - Cotton Grass

Eriophorum angustifolium, commonly known as Common Cottongrass or Common Cottonsedge, is a perennial herbaceous plant that belongs to the Cyperaceae family. It is native to wetland areas, bogs, and marshes in North America and Europe. Here's a detailed description and...

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Eriophorum Angustifolium Aquatic Pond Plant - Cotton Grass Aquatic Plants

Eriophorum Angustifolium Aquatic Pond Plant - Cotton Grass


Eriophorum Angustifolium Aquatic Pond Plant - Cotton Grass

Size: 9cm (3 Pack)

Eriophorum angustifolium, commonly known as Common Cottongrass or Common Cottonsedge, is a perennial herbaceous plant that belongs to the Cyperaceae family. It is native to wetland areas, bogs, and marshes in North America and Europe. Here's a detailed description and care guide for Eriophorum angustifolium:

Eriophorum angustifolium is characterized by its tall, slender stems and distinctive fluffy seed heads that resemble cotton. The stems can reach heights of 1-3 feet (30-90 cm). The leaves are narrow and grass-like, with a bluish-green color. The plant produces small, inconspicuous flowers that are surrounded by long, white or cream-colored hairs, giving it the appearance of fluffy cotton tufts. These cotton-like seed heads are highly ornamental and persist throughout the growing season. Eriophorum angustifolium is an attractive addition to wetland gardens, boggy areas, or as a natural accent in landscape designs.

Care Guide:

Lighting: Eriophorum angustifolium thrives in full sun to partial shade. It prefers a location with at least 4-6 hours of direct sunlight per day. However, it can tolerate some shade, especially in hotter regions. Insufficient light may cause the plant to become leggy or have less vibrant growth.

Water: Eriophorum angustifolium is a water-loving plant and thrives in consistently moist to wet soil conditions. It naturally occurs in wetlands, bogs, and marshes. Ensure the soil remains consistently moist, but avoid waterlogging. Water deeply when the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch.

Soil: Eriophorum angustifolium prefers acidic, peat-rich soil that retains moisture well. It can tolerate a range of soil types, including sandy or clayey soil. If growing in a container, use a specialized acidic potting mix or a mixture of peat moss and sand.

Temperature: Eriophorum angustifolium is adaptable to a wide range of temperatures. It is hardy in USDA hardiness zones 2-7. It can tolerate both cold and cool climates. Protect the plant from extreme temperatures and frost. Mulching around the base of the plant can help insulate the roots.

Fertilizer: Eriophorum angustifolium generally does not require heavy fertilization. However, incorporating a slow-release fertilizer specifically formulated for acid-loving plants into the soil during the growing season can provide essential nutrients. Follow the manufacturer's instructions for dosage and application methods.

Maintenance: Eriophorum angustifolium is a low-maintenance plant. Regular maintenance involves removing any dead or yellowed stems or foliage to maintain a neat appearance. If the seed heads become too dense, they can be gently thinned out. It is best to perform maintenance tasks in early spring or during the growing season.

Propagation: Eriophorum angustifolium can be propagated through division or by collecting and sowing its seeds. Division is best done in early spring or during the growing season. Carefully separate the clumps, ensuring each division has healthy rhizomes and stems, and replant them in suitable soil or containers. Seeds can be collected from mature seed heads and sown in a suitable growing medium.

Pests and Diseases: Eriophorum angustifolium is generally resistant to pests and diseases. However, it may occasionally attract aphids or be susceptible to fungal diseases if growing conditions are unfavorable. Monitor the plant for any signs of pests or diseases and take appropriate measures if necessary.

By following these care guidelines, you can enjoy the unique and attractive appearance of Eriophorum angustifolium in your wetland gardens, bog areas, or landscape designs. Adjust the care routine based on your specific growing conditions and monitor the plant for any signs of stress, pests, or diseases. With proper care, Eriophorum angustifolium can provide a natural and visually captivating element, adding texture and interest to your outdoor spaces.

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