Water hawthorn (Aponogeton distachyos)
Water hawthorn (Aponogeton distachyos)

Water hawthorn (Aponogeton distachyos)

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Description of Water hawthorn (Aponogeton distachyos)

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Also known as 'Waterblommetjie', 'Cape-pondweed', 'Vleikos' and 'Cape Pond Weed'.

Free flowering for most of the year. 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 will soon regrow.

This plant looks fantastic early and late in the year. The foliage dies back in the summer. Leaves damaged in transit can be removed and new ones will grow. Plant in still water away from splashing fountains. Lower gradually so the leaves can stretch to the surface within a few days.

Plant in full sun to partial shade between 10cm and 90cm deep.

  • Flowering period: March to July, September to December
  • Mature spread: 70cm to 90cm
  • Growth rate: medium