Aponogeton distachyos


  Water hawthorn

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


Highly almond scented flowers. Enjoys cooler water and even tolerates some movement.  A delightful addition for any pond.

Top tip: Dies right back in July and August.  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 and as large as a conker.  Look out for small plants to pot on.

Depth of water over the soil: 20-50cm.

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