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 bare root

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 looks particularly good in a native barrel pond, as it can grow in deeper water than many plants. Previously known as Polygonum amphibium.

We recommend starting your Persicaria amphibia off in a pot of 2 litres capacity. Read more on how to pot and care for your plant.