Water Chestnut (Trapa natans)
Leaf cover shades the surface which helps prevent the growth of algae. Trapas reproduce by forming nuts which sink to the bottom in the autumn. These nuts are called Water Chestnuts and are used in Chinese dishes.
Allow to die back naturally. In warm summers they will produce nuts that will survive at the bottom of the pond to produce new plants the following season
Float on the surface of the water in full sun to partial shade.
- Flowering period: August & September
- Mature height: 15cm to 30cm
- Growth rate: medium