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Water Soldier

Stratiotes aloides

Also known as

Crab's Claw, Freshwater Soldier, Knight's Pondwort, Soldier's Yarrow, Wading Pondweed, Water Aloe, Water Houseleek, Water Sengreen

Wdzydzki PK Stratiotes aloides pokrój 05.07.10 p by Przykuta (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Easy care
Frequent watering
Frost Hardy

H6

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

10cm

Max

1m

1cm

Min

50cm

10 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

Water Soldier Overview

This perennial forms upright sharp pointed leaves in rosettes upt 45cm tall. In summer they produce white flowers that have 3 petals and occasionally a pink tint.

Common problems with Water Soldier

Generally pest and disease free.

    How to harvest Water Soldier

    Generally not harvested.

    How to propagate Water Soldier

    Division

    Remove plantlets in spring or summer.

    Special features of Water Soldier

    Wet sites

    Other uses of Water Soldier

    Suitable to be included in Wildlife gardens.