Alisma plantago-aquatica


Our Alisma plantago-aquatica (Water Plantain) comes from the Brock Burn area of Glasgow. The leaves are spear-shaped, and the flower head is airy, with numerous pinkish white blooms. It takes a long time to start growing, generally around the end of April. The price mentioned is for one rhizome.


Alisma plantago-aquatica, commonly known as European Water-Plantain, Common Water-Plantain, or Mad-Dog Weed, is a perennial blooming aquatic plant native to Europe and Asia. Our plant was originally collected in damp and marshy places along Brock Burn in Glasgow and was later cultivated in our garden.

Alisma plantago-aquatica is a hairless plant that grows in shallow water. It has a fibrous base, many basal long stemmed leaves that are 15 to 30 cm long, and a triangular stem that may grow up to 1 metre tall. It has a branching inflorescence with many little blooms 1 cm diameter, each with three round or slightly jagged white or pale purple petals. The blooms bloom in the late afternoon. Each flower has three blunt green sepals and six stamens. Carpels are frequently found as a flat single whorl. It blooms from June to August. Inside each blossom, the fruits appear as a ring of seeds.

To avoid self-seeding, deadhead the plant on a regular basis. Sow seed as soon as it is mature in trays or pots partly buried in shallow trays or water to proliferate the plants. Alternatively, split tuber-like rhizomes in late spring or remove rooted plantlets; both of these methods of planting are equally effective.

We send all marginal water plants bare root, which means we remove the soil before packing the plants. During the summer, we may need to clip back part of the leaves for delivery. The plants are delivered with extreme caution. We can combine postage to pay expenses in most cases if you purchase some other items as well. If you have any queries, please contact us before making your order. Please carefully check our Delivery Conditions before you place an order.

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Weight0.5 kg


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