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 flow in the water.  A delightful addition for any pond. Supplied bare-rooted.

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 through to June and through the Winter.  If the pond ices over, it will continue to flower once the ice melts again.

Height of plant: 20-60cm from crown.  When given space to grow, readily expands into surrounding area, but is not invasive.

Propagation: Grows from a bulbs and readily seeds.

How to plant:  Plant into a 5lt planting basket using heavy garden loam or Westland Aquatic Soil and place at the bottom of the pond.  Fill the planting basket to a depth so that, when planted, the crown of the plant will be level with the rim. Hold the plant securely and fill in with soil all around the roots, pressing the soil down very firmly until the planting crate is almost filled to the brim.  For aesthetic purposes, the soil can then be top dressed with no more than 1cm of pea gravel.

Recommended planting depth:  The planting depth for this plant measured from soil surface to water surface and not including any gravel dressing is 30-80cm. Will not thrive in shallower water.