Aponogeton Distachyos Water Hawthorn

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Aponogeton Distachyos Water Hawthorn

Aponogeton Distachyos, also known as Water Hawthorn or Cape Pondweed, is free flowering for most of the year. As the name suggests, Cape pond weed is native to South Africa's Western Cape and Mpumalanga provinces, but has been introduced worldwide in ponds in warm temperate to subtropical climates. Aponogeton Distachyos also grows in ponds which dry up in summer, becoming dormant in the dry summer and growing again when the pools fill with autumn rain.

Aponogeton distachyos is very hardy, if protected from frost, it will flower all winter. It dies back for a short time in August. Fragile leaves may be damaged in transit, remove these and new ones will soon regrow. This plant looks fantastic early and late in the year. The foliage dies back in the summer. An excellent addition to lilies, deep water plants are more tolerant of shade and moving water but equally good at providing surface cover, helping to keep the water clear. Aponogeton Distachyos complements lilies as it flowers most of the year when lilies are dormant.

Where do you plant deep water pond plants?
Deep Water Plants are best placed in still water away from constant splashing and flow from the likes of fountains and waterfalls. They grow best in full sun but can tolerate some shade. When placing Deep Water Plants into the pond make sure to lower them in stages to allow the plant to acclimatize to its new depth, this way the leaves can stretch to the surface during each stage of the descent.

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

Spread: 70-90cm
Growth Rate: Medium
Flowers: September to July
Flower Colour: White
Position: Full sun to part shade
Planting Depth: 10-90cm

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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