i'm so pleased to have found this forum, but i feel like such a noob!
i put in a lovely little bog garden with a CP collection i bought online. then i discovered those "death cubes" at lowe's- which i bring home and put into the bog. so far, everything is growing very well (with the execption of a few bug bites).
i got a S. purpurea venosa at lowe's and it's growing like mad. however, it's got these long grass like things growing straight from the middle of the plant. i thought at first, it was just part of the plant, but i'm not so sure.
i've never seen a single purpurea photo with "grass" growing from the middle. it almost looks like a small, aquatic reed type growth...maybe 2 feet tall or so.
supposed to be there or pesky weed