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Herbaceous PerennialBogsAquatic

Baldellia ranunculoides

lesser water plantain

A native, herbaceous perennial that grows at the edge of water. It has slender green leaves that form a small clump and small, delicate flowers with three pale lilac or white petals and a yellow centre are produced in summer

Synonyms
Alisma ranunculoides
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Size
Ultimate height
0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Clay
Loam
Sand
Chalk
Moisture
Poorly–drained
pH
Alkaline, Neutral, Acid
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green
Summer Pink Purple White Green
Autumn Green
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

South–facing or West–facing or East–facing

Exposure
Sheltered or Exposed
Hardiness
H5
Botanical details
Family
Alismataceae
Native to the UK
Yes
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Clump forming, Submerged
Name status

Correct

Plant range
Europe, N. Africa

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How to grow

Cultivation

A small, slow growing plant suitable for shallow water at the edge of a small pond, stream or a container water garden

Propagation

Propagate by seed or division in spring

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Patio and container plants
Pruning

No pruning required

Pests

Generally pest-free

Diseases

Generally disease-free

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