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Euryale ferox

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Features

  • BloomsJune
  • Height1m to 1.75m
  • Spread1m to 1.5m
  • Growth HabitWater plant
  • Flower ColourPurple, red shades
  • Leaf ColourMid purple green

Description

Euryale ferox. This species is a large aquatic plant which is suitable for warm to tropical climates or a heated pond, The perennial will produce flowers with petals that are red, purple or lilac and are shorter than the 4 sepals which are green. The flowers will appear in the summer, and followed by prickly berries.

Characteristics

Perennial, Aquatic

Origin

E. Asia

Interest and use

Grown for its floating foliage (aquatic); is suitable only for a tropical pool.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)

Cultivation

Requires constant warmth and heavy feeding.

Propagation

Seed in spring.

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