Water Plantain Alisma plantago-aquaticum - 3x 9cm Pots - Cut Back
The water plantain produces impressive panicles of small, pale lilac flowers that bloom in late spring. It is an aquatic perennial with rosettes of grey-green leaves that can reach up to 30cm in length.
- Foliage Colour: green and grey/silver in autumn, spring and summer
- Flower Colour: white
- Approx. Growth Height: 1m
- Max. Spread: 1.5m
- Planting Time: spring
- Flowering Time: late spring - summer
- Attracts: caddis flies and alder flies
- Uses: pond margins up to 30cm deep, bog gardens
- Exposure: exposed, sheltered
- Growing Habit: tufted
- Hardiness: hardy
- Rate of Growth: max. height in 2-5 years
- suitable for medium and large ponds
- Light Requirements: full sun
- Moisture: poorly drained
- Soil requirements: acidic, neutral, alkaline, boggy, sandy, chalky
Plant in a medium or large sized pot with up to 30cm of water above the planting basket. Aquatic and marginal plants should be placed in pond plant baskets filled with aquatic soil (sold separately) and topped with a thin layer of gravel to help prevent the soil from washing away. This plant is suitable for zones 2 and 3 of a pond.
Caring and Maintenance
This is a very low maintenance yet it can become invasive. Plant in baskets with loam to prevent spreading.
Plant Pond Benefits
Marginal and pondside plants add interest, colour and structure to ponds, and offer the benefit of delightful fragrance. They are ideal for places near to patio or decking areas, where their sweet aroma can be appreciated. The plants can be positioned around the perimeter of a pond or on levelled shelves for original and attractive exposure. Marginal plants should be planted in boggy ground or shallow water for optimal growth results.