Baldellia ranunculoides - Lesser Water-Plantain

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  • Approximate height: 10cm (4 inches)
  • Recommended water depth over crown of plant: 1 - 5cm (½ - 2 inches)
  • Flowering time: May to August
  • Flower colour: Pink
  • Supplied in the solid 9cm pot we grow them in - for best results we recommend potting on using a 1 litre pot

​This pretty little British native plant has slender dark-green leaves and produces umbels of three-petalled pinky-purple flowers with a yellow centre all summer. After it goes over, each flower leaves an attractive spiky little seed head. It is very free-flowering for a wild plant, clump-forming, and just lovely for small ponds, tub gardens or even washing-up-bowl ponds. It never seems to be attacked by pests such as caterpillars or beetles, something which can be a problem with other native plants. When flowering slows down, trimming off the seed heads will cause a fresh burst of flowers to appear.

If designing a planting scheme, we recommend approximately 5 Baldellia ranunculoides plants per square foot of ground, or 3 plants per linear foot of pond edge. Read more here on how to pot and care for your plant.