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Orontium aquaticum

Native Plants

Golden-Club

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Summary

Broad waterproof leaves and golden club-like spiked flowers make Orontium aquaticum an attractive plant against the backdrop of a native water garden. In early spring, the attractive spadix that bares yellow flowers stands out and blooms for at least two weeks. The leaves float on or emerge from just below the surface of shallow waters to reach a height of 12″.¬† The attractive blue-green foliage of Orontium aquaticum provides continuous interest throughout the growing season on the edge of a pond or in a wet situation. It makes a good companion¬†for other wetlands species including Iris versicolor, Caltha palustris, Woodwardia areolata, Osmundastrum cinnamomeum and Itea virginica.


More Details

  • Plant Type
    perennial 
  • Sun/Shade Conditions
    filtered-shade, full-sun 
  • Foliage Character
    deciduous 
  • Soil Moisture
    moist, wet 
  • Flowering Period
    early-spring, mid-spring
  • Soil PH
    adaptable 
  • Flower Color
    yellow 
  • Summer Foliage Color
    blue-green 
  • Fall Foliage Color
    green 
  • Fruit/Seed Color
    green 

Additional Information

Flora of North America, Floridata