Bare Root

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  • 23-44cm
  • 45cm+
  • Sunny
  • Partially Shaded
  • Shaded
Common Name - Water Soldier

Supplied in - Bareroot 

Planting Depth - <p>Suitable for shelf depth 23-44cm (approx 10-17”)</p> <p>Suitable for shelf depth 45cm+ (approx 18”+)</p>   (Just drop into your pond at any of these depths)

Colour - Spiked, jagged edged foliage in brown/olive green. White, 3 petalled flowers

Flowers - July

Height - 10cm (4")

Aspect - Sunny/Partially Shaded

Origin - British Native

Care Tips - When added to your pond Water Soldiers (Stratiotes aloides) often lie on their side. They take time to adapt to both the temperature and the pH of their new water. Allow a few days for them to stand themselves upright. 

Extra info - Water Soldiers (Stratiotes aloides) sink to the pond base in winter. Available only May - August. This plant is listed on Schedule 9 of The Wildlife (Northern Ireland) Order (1985) as an invasive non-native species. While this does not prevent it from being sold or being grown in gardens in Northern Ireland, gardeners there are encouraged to find alternative plants to grow to those listed on Schedule 9.

Plant orders are dispatched to UK destinations only. We cannot send to Northern Ireland. Your order will be picked in the Nursery and will be sealed in airtight packaging to keep it fresh during transit. Please unwrap all plants from the packaging as soon as possible and place in the situation specified on the plant ticket.

Delivery cost is calculated on total order value as follows:

Order Value Delivery Cost
£50.00 and under £6.00 *
Over £50.00 FREE *

* Postcode surcharges for certain postcodes:

  • Add £10 – AB, DD8 – 9, FK19 – 21, IV1 – 40, IV63, KW1 – 14, PA21 – 40, PH1 – 41, PH49 – 50, PO30 – 41 & TR21 – 25
  • Add £25 – HS1 – 9, IM, IV41 – 56, KA27 – 28, KW15 – 17, PA20, PA41 – 49, PA62 – 76, PH42 – 44 & ZE