COMMERCIAL LANDSCAPING – WETLAND PLANT – MACROPHYTE  

Lepironia articulata LA20 – Twizzler   

A cultivar of Lepironia articulata, a fresh water macrophyte that grows in ephemeral swamps, from 100mm—1m deep. ‘Twizzler’ has tortured, glaucous cylindrical foliage which makes it an eye catching feature and would become a talking point in any garden. 

Uses: ’Twizzler’ is a great pot or planter box plant, great for water features and is ideal for Rain Gardens and Constructed Wetlands. Because of its twisted foliage it grows shorter than the common form, (which can grow to 3 metres tall), perfect for small Constructed Wetlands.

Dimensions: Height: 1.5 metres to 3 metres |  Width: forms large dense swards.
Flowering: Spring—Summer—Autumn with brown 30—40mm conical seed head.
Aspect: Grows in full sun to 70% shade. Best used in protected coastal aspects. Lepironia is a species that grows naturally on the coast, however, ‘Twizzler’ will also thrive in inland climates and remain evergreen to –5º, but may burn under heavy frost.Soil type: A wide range, from sandy & clay loam, water logged soils and heavy clay soils.

Planting rates: Mass planting: 5—7/m2, Specimen planting: 1—3/m2 

Available sizes: tubes
Availability: contact Bluedale Wholesale  Nursery for current availability list or to discuss our pre-grow commercial plant service.