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Hygrophila polysperma

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Features

  • BloomsJune
  • Height0.5m
  • Growth HabitWater plant
  • Flower ColourWhite-pale blue, pale purple
  • Leaf ColourPale green

Description

Hygrophila polysperma. This species is a deciduous perennial that will grow to about 50cm, The leaves are narrowly-oblong to lanceolate and pale green. The flowers are corymbs of white-pale blue or pale purple blooms.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Aquatic

Origin

Africa and Asia

Interest and use

Grown for their foliage.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

Regularly remove fading leaves.

Propagation

Stem cuttings in spring or summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Can be damaged by water snails.

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