Phragmites australis

Phragmites australis, Common Reed, is a warm season wetland grass that commonly grows along the margins of saline and brackish water lagoons, lakes, rivers and estuaries. Phragmites is a fast growing grass that forms extensive dense thickets. It is a great nutrient soaker and has been used in constructed wetlands and reed beds for that very purpose.

Fast growing cane like grass with green leaves and is deciduous over winter.
H: 1 metre to 3 metres W: It forms large dense swards of foliage
Flowers in Autumn and seeds in winter with large fluffy white seed heads.
Full sun to 30% shade. Grown on river banks and out into 1 metre plus water. It occurs all along the coast and in all inland areas.
Available Sizes
Planting Rates
Mass planting; Tubes 5 to 7/m2