Cotongrass: How does cotton cane grow?

Cotongrass (Eriophorum angustifoliumAnd the Scrubs angustifoliusAmazing aquatic plant. In fact, its fruits are lined with small silvery tufts that look like fine silk. It is a plant found at the edge of watercourses or in swamps or peat bogs. It is also called dash cotton because of its spun and light texture reminiscent of cotton fibres. Discover all our tips for growing cotton grass.

1) Where and when does cottongrass grow?

This plant, which is found near water points, requires a acidic soil. The soil also does not need to be specially drained because it needs water-retaining soil.

The ideal time to plant cottongrass is in The autumn (March-April). It is also possible to sow in the fall between September and November, it is up to you.

To ensure the plant grows and develops well, choose a good place sunny.

Cotongrass
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2) How do we grow cotongrass?

Planting density is rather low: about 5 plants per square meter Absolutely enough. In fact, like most aquatic plants, cottongrass roots propagate easily and quickly. Be careful not to lose control! The trick is to plant cottongrass in a pot and then bury it in the ground. Thus, there is no risk of spread.

3) Cotton rod maintenance

The advantage of the cotton applicator is that it requires no maintenance. To hit it, it is enough to practice a section. For this, after digging up part of the foot, cut the roots and transplant young plants.

Being an aquatic plant, it is possible to put cotton grass in a basin or pond as long as the water does not exceed 5 cm, or even 10 cm, but only temporarily.

Cotongrass is not susceptible to garden diseases or pests and pests.