Waterblommetjies - 5 bulbs p-pack
March - May
What is a pre-order?
Pre-orders allow you to purchase your bulbs before they are available for delivery. We send out all our bulbs at their correct planting time.
Waterblommetjie is a delightful edible tuberous rhizome. Enjoy waterblommetjie in homemade recipes from winter through to spring.
Family name: Aponogetonaceae
Common name: waterblommetjie, cape pond weed, water hawthorn
Sun Exposure: Full sun and semi-shade
Planting time: March to May
Flowering time: June to September
Active growth time: October to February
Lifting time: March
Type (true bulb, rhizome, corm, etc): Tuberous rhizome
Mature height: 10-60cm
Planting spacing: 1m
Lowest temperature: 0°
Position: Plant in relatively clean water. A depth of 10-60cm is suitable and you can throw them in during autumn. Most rhizomes sink, but they can be weighted down with a stone. Another option is to plant in a container filled with well-composted soil, just ensure you cover the top 2cm of the pot with coarse sand or fine pebbles to prevent soil from escaping.