Sagittaria sagittifolia (Arrowhead)

Sagittaria sagittifolia (Arrowhead)

The Sagittaria sagittifolia (Arrowhead) are no longer looking good enough to send out by mail order.

We have them on the Nursery still but they are like a daffodil - once the plant has flowered the foliage dies back to help bulk up next years’ bulbs.

If your Sagittaria sagittifolia leaves have gone over and look yellow - don't panic - there should be 3 or more bulbs in or near the basket that will give you next years show of arrowhead leaf and flowers. They will be growing on the ends of long stem like tendrils and will continue to grow larger as long as they are attached to the parent plant.

Locate the bulbs if you can when they have fallen away from the joining stem and push these bulbs back into the mud of the basket to know where they will grow from next year.

Often the parent basket will look empty after a year or two but the Sagittaria will appear growing in another basket nearby.

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