Sagittaria latifolia Duck potato

Description

Long, large, striking arrow-shaped leaves this is an excellent plant for structural foliage. It has small white flowers with yellow centres that turn green. Called Duck potato as ducks like the egg shaped tubers which also used to be eaten by the Indigenous peoples of the Americas.

Repotting or planting

9cm marginal plants require potting into a larger mesh basket. Place in a pond no deeper than 1/3 maximum recommended planting depth to allow the plants to establish. 1ltr marginal plants do not require repotting, place in pond no deeper than 1/2 maximum recommended planting depth to allow the plants to establish. 3ltr and 5ltr plants do not require repotting, as they are larger more established plants they can be placed up to the maximum recommended depth. There is no need to remove the mesh basket.

Care instructions

Trim just above the water surface in Autumn or enjoy the seed heads all winter and trim just before the new growth in spring.

Colour

White/Green

Growth rate

Medium

Flowers

June-Aug

Sun/shade

Full sun to Part shade

Season

Spring, Summer,

Measurements in centimetres

Height Min –Max

40-100

Depth Min-Max

2-20

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