Aponogeton distachyos


  Water hawthorn

Large, strongly scented white flowers held just above narrow leaves laying flat on the surface of the water.


Amazing white flowers produced in profusion. Flowers are strongly almond/hawthorn scented.  Enjoys cooler water so happy to tolerate some movement some movement.  A delightful addition for any pond.

Top tip: Dies right back in the Summer and rests, especially in hot weather!  Can be decimated by water snails.  Winter flowering unless the pond is iced over.

Flowers: September – June (and even on Christmas Day!)

Propagation: Grows from a bulb which can be as small as a cherry to as large as a conker.  Look out for small plants to pot on.

Depth of water is from soil surface to water surface not including top dressing – planting depth 20-60cm

Planting: Plant into 5lt planting crate using heavy garden loam or Westland Aquatic Soil