Schoenoplectus lacustris subsp. tabernaemontani ‘Zebrinus’

(Rush, Zebra)


Hardiness Zones:

 10a  10b  4a  4b  5a  5b  6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b  9a  9b

Quick Overview:

The species, commonly known as bulrush or clubrush, is a grass-like, rhizomatous marginal aquatic perennial of cosmopolitan distribution that grows at the margins of ponds, lakes, slow-moving rivers and streams. It typically forms a slowly-spreading clump of rush-like stems to 5-8? tall. ?Zebrinus? is a variegated cultivar that is less vigorous than the species. It grows to 5? tall and features thin, hollow, essentially leafless dark green stems with horizontal yellowish-white bands. Banding is most prominent on new foliage in spring and gradually fades as the summer progresses. Minute brownish flowers appear in spikelets at the stem tips in late summer and persist into fall. Leaves turn brown in fall. ?Zebrinus? is commonly called zebra rush or banded bulrush. Synonymous with and formerly known as Scirpus lacustris subsp. tabernaemontani.

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Best grown in standing water (up to 12? deep) or in wet soils in full sun. Tolerates very light shade. In large water gardens, it may be grown in submerged containers. May also be planted in the mud at the margins of ponds or streams or in bog gardens. Clumps may be divided in spring. Naturalizes by creeping rhizomes, and, if left undisturbed in optimum growing conditions, will spread to form colonies.

Additional information

Common Name

Rush, Zebra

Botanical Name

Schoenoplectus lacustris subsp. tabernaemontani 'Zebrinus'


1 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous


Hardiness Zone

10a, 10b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b

Growth Rate


Light Requirements

Part-sun, Sun





Soil Condition

Wet Soils

Water Needs




Foliage Color

Green and white

Deer Resistant


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