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  • Eventual height: 0.75m
  • Eventual spread: 1.5m

Stratiotes aloides

water soldier

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1 plant £4.99

This pond plant is semi-evergreen, so it can lose some of its foliage in winter. In colder regions or more exposed gardens, it may lose it all, but then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Depth of water: over 25cm
  • Rate of growth: average to fast
  • Flowering period: July
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    This fascinating semi-evergreen plant spends most of the time under the surface of the water, but it rises up when it starts to flower in summer. Its slender, pointed foliage looks good though whether it is submerged or not, so it will make an interesting addition to deeper ponds, where it will spread to form a sizeable clump.

  • Garden care: Remove runners when it has produced too many.
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