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Frogbit (Hydrocharis morsus ranae)

Water Chestnut
(Trapa natans)

  • £17.00

Water Chestnut (Trapa natans)

These plants reproduce by forming nuts which sink to the bottom of the pond in autumn. Dark green waxy type leaves help shade the water and provide cover for pond wildlife and small fish. A small white flower is produced in late summer.  If these are ordered early in the season then you will receive the nuts which can just be popped into the pond, the plants will emerge later in the season.

  • Plant Type - Floating
  • Normally Available from - Mid May
  • Spread - 10-20cm
  • Position - Full Sun to Part Shade
  • Flower Colour - White
  • Flowers - Aug to Sep

Specific Plant Care:
Allow to die back naturally. In warm summers they will produce nuts that will survive at the bottom of the pond to produce new plants the following season.

* April 2019 - Please note these will be supplied as a nut and shoot.