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Powdery Alligator-flag Thalia dealbata - 1L Pot
The Thalia dealbata is an aquatic plant that can grow up to 6ft in height. A panicle above the foliage supports its small violet flowers, and its blue-green leaves have attractive purple edges. It is a truly dramatic plant that will add height and colour to your pond. This plant is half-hardy but it should grow without any trouble in the southern regions of England. In colder parts of the UK it might lose its foliage during winter, although it can be overwintered in a greenhouse.
- Flower Colour: purple in summer
- Foliage Colour: green and grey/silver all year
- Approx. Growth Height: up to 1.5m - 2.5m
- Max. Spread: 0.5m - 1m
- Flowering Time: summer
- Planting Time: spring
- Uses: in ponds, pond margins, bog gardens
- Growing Habit: clump forming
- Exposure: sheltered
- Hardiness: half-hardy (may lose foliage in colder parts of the UK during winter)
- Rate of Growth: max. height in 5-10 years
Please note: where your plant is supplied with a pot, your plant's 'Height on Arrival' includes the pot
Advice on hot and droopy plants
If your plants are looking a little wilted right now, don’t worry! Plants like to be filled with water to keep their structure, and when it’s hot that water evaporates.
Just give them an off-schedule watering and they’ll be right as rain in no time! Be careful not to flood them - plants don’t like extremes.
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