Alisma plantago aquatica (European Water-Plantain)


Alisma plantago aquatica, or European Water-Plantain, is a marsh plant with lanceolate green leaves and a white inflorescence up to one meter in height

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Main characteristics

Alisma plantago aquatica has green lance-shaped leaves on a long petiole with a white inflorescence up to one meter in height. Only suitable for fresh locations


It produces small white flowers on a long floral stem. Alisma plantago aquatica is very decorative when young in spring, then in summer it tends to dry out and loses its beauty completely

Flowering period

July – August


The leaves and petioles are edible after a long boiling. The root is acrid and must be well cooked or dried. The plant has numerous medicinal properties in different areas

Planting depth

From 0 to -15 cm of depth

Plant height

About 40 cm, but the inflorescence can grow up to one meter

Soil to use

Field soil with 2/3 tablets of Osmocote fertilizer near the rhizome


Full direct sun for at least 4 hours in the middle hours of the day

PH tolerated

Acidic, neutral or basic (alkaline): 5.5 to 8

Frost Resistance

Yes, it withstands very cold temperatures


Native plant of Europe

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