Alisma Plantago Aquaticum European Water Plantain

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Alisma Plantago Aquaticum | European Water Plantain

When mature, European Water Plantain plants sends up many flower stems with multiple delicate white flowers and broad, lanceolate leaves. Alisma Plantago Aquaticum is also said to be a cure for rabies hence it is sometimes called Mad Dog weed. European Water Plantain likes to be kept constantly moist. Remove flower heads soon after flowering to encourage new flowers and prevent self seeding. Trim old foliage after dying back in Autumn.

Marginal plants are great for ponds, and will add colour, interest and wildlife habitat to your garden. Marginal pond plants like Alisma Plantago Aquaticum, European Water Plantain make a wonderful and easy addition to any garden pond edge.

Where do you plant marginal pond plants?
Marginal Pond Plants, such as the Alisma Plantago Aquaticum - European Water Plantain, can be placed in the shallow areas of a pond. This is usually around the edges, or margin, of the pond. Certain types of marginal pond plants can be planted out of the pond water in damp ground, ideal for a bog garden or water garden display.

For a guide to planting and maintaining marginal plants please click here.

Max. Height: 60-90cm
Growth Rate: Medium
Type: Freshwater Pond Marginal
Flowers: June - August
Position: Full sun to part shade
Planting Depth: 1-15cm

Please note: photo is for illustrative purposes and depending on time of year and growth rate may not reflect exactly what you receive. Pond Plants are shipped directly from the grower and are subject to a one-off £5.99 delivery surcharge regardless or order size/value. Please allow 3-10 working days for delivery on average.

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