Excellent as a border plant, it prefers the shores of lakes or small ponds with shallow water (10 cm deep). In early spring it produces long stems with white-pink flowers. Native plant that can stand the cold.
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|Planting depth from the surface of the water:||from 0 to 10 cm|
|Sun Exposure:||Full sun to partial shade|
|Bloom Time:||March - April|
|Hardiness:||USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 °C (-30 °F)|
|Ease of Growth:||Medium|
|Name of breeder:||Autoctona Europea|
Menyanthes trifoliata is a perennial aquatic plant, native to Europe. is formed by thin stems, prostrate, covered with three-lobed leaves of olive green color. Under the stems become longer spongy roots that sink into the ground. In the spring it produces long stems to the top of which are formed decorative ears of five-petalled flowers, white inside and pink outside. It prefers the shores of lakes or small ponds and you can also put in basins with very low water. He does not like places with hot summers. As grounds, it prefers a slightly acidic soil, rich in humus. It would be appropriate to grow them in pots low and extra large mixing peat for acidophilic with normal peat. It should be placed immersed in water up to 10 cm deep in full sun or partial shade.
Not sensitive to frost and bears winter temperatures down to -30 ° C:
On sale from March to October.