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Water Plantain

Alisma spp.

Alisma canaliculatum var. harimense by Show ryu (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy


USDA zone


Minimum temperature

Expected size





  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Water Plantain Overview

A genus of 11 species of aquatic rhizomatous herbaceous perennial plants in the Alismataceae family with a wide distribution in wetland habitats worldwide. Known commonly as water-plantains, some species are cultivated as pond marginal specimens for their attractive rosettes of elliptic leaves held atop long stalks and whorls of delicate white or pink flowers in Spring.

How to propagate Water Plantain


By division in spring.


Seed in late summer.

Other uses of Water Plantain

Grown for their foliage and flowers.


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