Persicaria amphibia - Amphibious Bistort

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  • Approximate leaf spread: 60cm (24 inches)
  • Recommended water depth over crown of plant: 15 - 90cm (6 - 36 inches)
  • Flowering time: June - September
  • Flower colour: Pink
  • Supplied in the 8cm pot and light soil we grow them in - we recommend potting on using a 2 litre pot and aquatic soil

A pretty British native plant with glossy dark green strap-like leaves, and pink fluffy flowers which stand out of the water. It can be grown around the edges of the pond with its foliage out of the water, but it prefers to grow in deeper water with its leaves floating on the surface. Found in the wild across Britain in ponds, lakes and canals, it is a useful plant for surface cover in a native set up and particularly in a native barrel pond, as it can grow in deeper water than many plants. Previously known as Polygonum amphibium.

Please note this plant sometimes reacts to a change of location by losing its leaves - the leaves it arrived with turn brown and die back. This is nothing to worry about; it will re-sprout new leaves adapted to the conditions in your garden. Read more here on how to pot and care for your plant.