Calla palustris

£4.50

Bog Arum

Heart-shaped leaves with lily-like white flowers followed by large red/amber seed heads.

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Description

Has attractive large, glossy dark green leaves, with white, arum lily shaped flowers, followed by spears of amber berries in late Summer. Very attractive to water beetles and hover flies for pollination.  Dies right back in the Winter and reappears in late April, early May.

Top tip: Creeps happily across available soil and grows out from the margin into the pond. Excellent for masking the edge.

Flowers: May/June with attractive amber berries in late Summer.

Height of plant: 5-20cm .

Propagation: Division of plants April/September, stem branches root readily and are easy to divide.

How to plant:  Plant into any 5lt planting basket filled with heavy garden loam or Westland Aquatic Soil and placed on a shelf in the pond.  Fill the planting basket to a depth so that the crown of the plant is level with the rim. Hold the plant securely and fill in with soil all around the roots, pressing the soil down very firmly until the planting crate is almost filled to the brim.  For aesthetic purposes, the soil can then be top dressed with no more than 1cm of pea gravel.

Recommended planting depth:  The planting depth for this plant measured from soil surface to water surface and not including any gravel dressing is  5-20cm.