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Sagittaria sagittifolia var. leucopetala 'Flore Pleno' - Double-Flowered Arrowhead, Double-Flowered Swamp Potato

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  • Approximate height: 45 - 90cm (18 - 36 inches)
  • Recommended water depth over crown of plant: 5 - 15cm (2 - 6 inches)
  • Flowering time: July to August
  • Flower colour: White
  • Supplied in the 8cm square pot we grow them in - for best results we recommend potting on using a 2 litre pot
    This is a double-flowered Arrowhead variety, with slender, bright-green, arrow-shaped leaves, and pure white fluffy pom-pom flowers held above the foliage. It is different to the native British arrowhead - in addition to the double blooms, it grows from a larger tuber, is up sooner in spring, and has leaves that are more defined and angular. 
     

    Sagittaria sagittifolia overwinters as a round tuber (the 'potato'), with a growing spike but without leaves or roots, from autumn until early spring. If you have purchased the plant from us during this time you will have essentially got a pot of loose soil with a tuber buried in it. We would usually recommend that you leave it in the pot it came in until you see leaves and roots in spring, and then pot it on or plant it out at that time, as it will be easier to handle. But if you do want to plant it up immediately, then carefully empty the soil out of the pot and find the tuber(s), then plant the tuber in the place of your choice with the growing spike pointing upwards and about half an inch of soil over its top.

    If designing a planting scheme, we recommend approximately 4 Sagittaria sagittifolia var. leucopetala 'Flore Pleno' plants per square foot of ground, or 2 plants per linear foot of pond edge. Read more here on how to pot and care for your plant.