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Oval floating leaf (15cm (6") long) on Aponogeton distachyos (Water Hawthorn) and scented white flowers with black markings that float on the water surface of this deep water aquatic plant.

Flowers March - May and sometimes October - November.  Dormant (nothing to see) during summer months.

Aponogeton distachyos will grow well in a sunny, partially shaded or shaded pond and flowers when no other pond plant is flowering.

Available only January - April. 2017 stock is now sold out.

Plant Aponogeton distachyos (Water Hawthorn) with between 20 - 60cm (8" and 24") of water over the top of the basket to allow the leaf and flower to grow up to the water surface.

Supplied in a 2 litre basket (15cm/6" high)

Suitable for shelf 2 or shelf 3

Water Hawthorn disappears completely from view in the summer months and returns to growth as the water temperature cools. Please do not throw away a dormant basket of Aponogeton distachyos in the summer thinking it has died. This deep water pond plant is a good complement to summer flowering waterlilies to give surface cover across the pond surface.

Read about the care of surface cover plants on our Tips and Advice pages.

<p>Sunny position</p> <p>Partially shaded position</p> <p>Shaded position</p> <p>Suitable for shelf depth 23-44cm (approx 10-17”) below water surface</p><p>Suitable for shelf depth 45cm+ (approx 18”+) below water surface level</p>

Important delivery information

Plant orders are dispatched to UK destinations only and leave the Nursery on a Monday - Thursday inclusive to avoid plants being in transit over the weekend. Your order will be picked in the Nursery on the day of despatch and the ready potted plant in its basket or bareroot oxygenator (as specified in the description) will be individually wrapped in damp newspaper and placed in 2 plastic bags to keep it fresh during transit. Plants will normally be dispatched within a week of our receipt of your order.

All items are then boxed for collection by the courier UKMail or APC that afternoon for expected delivery within 24 hours after despatch(Highlands and Islands excepted)

Please unwrap all plants from their packaging as soon as possible and replace in the situations specified on the individual plant ticket.

Order ValueDelivery Cost
£1.00 - £29.99 £6.00
£30.00 - £99.99 £12.00
£100.00 - £199.99 £24.00
£200+ £36.00

An additional surcharge will be added 
at checkout if your delivery address
is North of Perth (+£10) or an Island 
(+£10 = PO & TR)
(+£25 = Scottish Islands, IM & BT) or 
(+£50 = JE & GY).

Reviews from other Waterside customers

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March 2015

Pond plants arrived promptly and in very good condition. Seem really good value and will recommend to others.

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Peri Mackintosh

April 2016

Delighted. Generous amount of hornwort. Arrived briskly. Great!

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