Sagittaria australis 'Benni'
The main attraction of this pond-edge perennial is the purple-tinged arrow-shaped foliage. The flowers are nice too, but they only appear for a short period in mid-summer. We got our plant years ago – I'm not sure if our current plant is the same one, or offspring from seed dispersed in late summer. Many a year, I've thought that the plant was lost, since it returns so late from its cold-season sleep. In fact, in the photo at top left, it returned in a pot I had already put to other use, to house seedlings of Symphyotrichum that I had grown that year.
||silk stockings; Appalachian arrowhead
||has self-seeded in our pond
In our garden, this plant grows in the following area: pondside
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September 08, 2015