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Water Hawthorne Aponogeton Distachyus ZONE 4
Water Hawthorne Aponogeton Distachyus   ZONE 4
Water Hawthorne Aponogeton Distachyus ZONE 4


 
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Water Hawthorne Aponogeton Distachyus

Aponogeton distachyos, commonly called cape pondweed, is a water lily-like plant that produces floating leaves and fragrant flowers from tubers growing at the bottom of water bodies. It is native to frost free areas of South Africa where it typically blooms in small ponds from fall to spring and then goes dormant in summer as the temperatures rise and the ponds dry up.

  • Common Name: Cape pondweed
  • Type: Herbaceous perennial
  • Family: Aponogetonaceae
  • Native Range: Southern Africa
  • Zone: 6 to 10
  • Height: 0.50 to 4.00 feet
  • Spread: 1.00 to 2.50 feet
  • Bloom Time: July to September
  • Bloom Description: White
  • Sun: Full sun to part shade
  • Water: Wet
  • Maintenance: Low
  • Suggested Use: Water Plant, Rain Garden
  • Flower: Showy, Fragrant
  • Leaf: Colorful