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Potamogeton crispus

Curled pondweed

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Features

  • Growth HabitWater plant
  • Flower ColourCream white
  • Leaf ColourOlive green

Description

Potamogeton crispus (Curled pondweed). This species will produce submerged leaves about 15cm long. They are bronze green and when young are flat with toothed edges, and will twist and curl as they mature.

Characteristics

Perennial, Aquatic

Other common names

Pondweed

Origin

Europe, Asia, Australasia

Interest and use

Oxygenating plants for ponds

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

They grow in full sun in any pond or slow-moving stream.

Propagation

You can propagate from cuttings in late spring or early summer.

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