Aponogeton distachyos

Water Hawthorn (Aponogeton distachyos) are available for sale now.

These plants grow from approx a 60cm(2ft) depth of water and send their leaves and flowers up to the water surface in Spring just like a waterlily would do in the Summer months. They complement the waterlilies very well in a pond as they both occupy the same area of water but at different times of the year – they help to give you an extended spread of cover over the top of the pond.

  • Water Hawthorn flower between March and May and are sending up leaf and flower stalks at the moment.
  • Even if the top growth gets caught in the ice of a cold snap and dies back these plants will come back again from the deeper water basket
  • They will flower until May then warmth will send them dormant.
  • They will last longer in leaf and flower if you can place them in a shadier spot, in cooler water
  • In Summer – they are like a daffodil bulb. Once flowering is over they disappear from view, but they are not dead  – ‘just resting’. Don’t throw the basket away!

We only have the Water Hawthorn for sale for a limited time in the year because of their dormancy periods. We will sell out by April/May.