The Garden Guide

Book: Colour schemes for the flower garden
Chapter: Chapter 17 Planting for winter colour

Reedmace colours

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By waterside the Great Reedmace�commonly but wrongly called Bulrush�holds its handsome seed-heads nearly through the winter, and beds of the Common Reed (Arundo Phragmites {Phragmites communis}) stand up the winter through in masses of light, warm colouring that are grateful to the eye and suggest comfortable harbourage for wildfowl.