Water Soldier (Stratiotes aloides)
The native Water Soldier likes to be able to have their roots touching the bottom of the pond. It has striking narrow bright green leaves and during the summer produces small white flowers
- Plant Type - Floating
- Normally Available from - Early May
- Spread - 15cm to 30cm
- Position - Full Sun to Part Shade
- Flower Colour - White
- Flowers - Jun to Aug
Specific Plant Care:
Allow to die back naturally. The old plant rots away and the young plants rise to the surface the following spring to bear small white flowers and start the cycle all over again.
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.