Broadleaf Water Plantain

Alisma plantago-aquatica

Also called Mad-Dog Weed

  • Airy, white flowers
  • Clump forming perennial with hairless, plantain-like foliage emerging in early spring
  • Foliage stands 60 cm above the waterline
  • Found in fresh water ponds, slow moving streams or low lying areas
  • Bloom Time: June to August

ZONE:
3

COLOUR:
White

HEIGHT:
60-70 cm

SPREAD:
30-50 cm

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Growing and Maintenance Tips:


Thrives in a moist to wet soil, or planted along water edges where the roots are submerged no deeper than 30 cm. Good for naturalizing, garden ponds and water gardens. Will self-sow aggressively in a suitable setting.

Additional Notes about Broadleaf Water Plantain:


The word alisma is derived from the Celtic word meaning water. It has many, medicinal uses, including treatment of rabies, hence the common name "Mad-Dog Weed".

Characteristics & Attributes


FLOWERING TIME:
Summer
Lt. Sum-Fall
HABIT:
Clumping
FOLIAGE COLOR:
Green
LANDSCAPE USES:
Naturalizing

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