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 April
- 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.
Just place the plant on the surface of the water. These plants are best brought inside as the nights start to get colder during very late summer to protect them from frost.