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Water Plantain | Alisma plantago aquaticum

Tall stems of light, fragrant flowers

The Highlights

    • A native of the British Isles, Alisma bears clouds of highly fragrant, long lasting flowers in delicate shades of lilac white and pastel pink
    • This robust aquatic perennial has attractive long stalked, grey-green leaves with splashes of purple and will grow in standing water up to 30cm deep!
    • Flowers from May to August
    • A marginal plant that's great for adding depth, interest and colour to a pond or water garden
    • Great for attracting wildlife including damselflies and dragonflies to your pond edges
    • In folklore, this plant was known as Devil's Spoons and was thought to be a cure for rabies

Water Plantain | Alisma plantago aquaticum

Tall stems of light, fragrant flowers
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The Highlights

    • A native of the British Isles, Alisma bears clouds of highly fragrant, long lasting flowers in delicate shades of lilac white and pastel pink
    • This robust aquatic perennial has attractive long stalked, grey-green leaves with splashes of purple and will grow in standing water up to 30cm deep!
    • Flowers from May to August
    • A marginal plant that's great for adding depth, interest and colour to a pond or water garden
    • Great for attracting wildlife including damselflies and dragonflies to your pond edges
    • In folklore, this plant was known as Devil's Spoons and was thought to be a cure for rabies

Know Your Plant

Supplied as:

Plant in 1L Aquatic Pot
Our pond plants are supplied in Aquatic Pots which have a mesh-like structure allowing you to plant them straight into your pond. The pot maintains the root structure as it enters the water, but allows the plants to root out into the underlying soil.
3 Plants in 1L Aquatic Pots
Plant in 3L Aquatic Pot
3 Plants in 9cm Aquatic Pots

Height on arrival:

Eventual height:

75cm

Eventual spread:

45cm
Spreads to approx 45cm within 2-5 years

Time to first crop:

Flower colour:

White to blush pink
Clouds of white to blush pink flowers

Habit:

Clump-forming
Upright stems emerge from clumps of foliage

Hardiness:

Fully hardy
Hardy in all areas of the UK, does not require winter protection.

Rootstock:

Spacing:

30-90cm
Position plants at least 30cm apart to allow for spreading

Care Guide

Excellent pest and disease resistance

No pest or disease issues

Keep well watered

Needs a permanently wet soil - do not allow soil to dry out, watering well if planted in a border.

Full sun to partial shade

Grows best in full sun but will be fine with some partial shade

Poorly drained clay, loam or sand soil

Wet, poorly drained loam, clay or sandy soil is perfect. Will grow in standing water up to 30cm deep

Feeding not required

No need to feed - this plant gets all the nutrients it needs from pond water. https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0513/3428/3424/files/pruning_3x_4d3eaf73-f629-45e0-87a5-6f14f5f005fc.png?v=1613300718

For more care tips and ideas visit our Knowledge page

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