Sparganium erectum

Marsh plant that, in summer, produces parts greenish-white decorative flowers. The flowers succeeded by fruits, small round berries together in tufts. Really useful plant to naturalize in your pond.

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4,50 €

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Size:Medium size
Planting depth from the surface of the water:from 05 to 40 cm
Height:140 cm
Sun Exposure:Full sun
Bloom Time:June - August
Flower Color:Verde
Leaf color:Green
Hardiness:USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Ease of Growth:Easy
Name of breeder:Autoctona

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Sparganium erectum has a creeping rhizome from which depart erect stems of cylindrical form, wrapped by a beam of broad leaves with a triangular section arranged in a fan that form dense clumps high up to a meter and a half. Their knife-shaped justifies the popular name by which the plant is known in Italy. The inflorescence, very original, is very branched and each branch carries one to three round flower heads.
It blooms from June to August. The fruits somewhat looks like a hedgehog and a number of small ripe fruits of which it is composed are an important food reserve for many birds during the autumn period. The Sparganium erectum unaffected by frost being a very hardy plant. It is cultivated immersed in 5-30 cm of water in full sun and in partial shade. We recommend the combination to plants Butomus umbellatus and Typha latifolia to recreate in their own lake a natural environment.

It is cultivated immersed in 5-30 cm of water in full sun and in partial shade also on gravel neutral ground.

On sale from March to October.

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Sparganium erectum

Sparganium erectum

Marsh plant that, in summer, produces parts greenish-white decorative flowers. The flowers succeeded by fruits, small round berries together in tufts. Really useful plant to naturalize in your pond.