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Callitriche stagnalis (Common water-starwort)

Beginner
skill rating
2 hours care
per year
0.1m
Max height
1m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Callitriche stagnalis

Other names

Common water-starwort

Genus

Callitriche Callitriche

Species

C. stagnalis - C. stagnalis is a submerged or floating aquatic perennial forming a mat of braching stems with small, oval, green leaves and green flowers in summer.


Callitriche stagnalis is: Semi evergreen

Habit

Mat Forming, Spreading

Flower

Green in Spring; Green in Summer

Foliage

Green, Dark-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

Generally disease free

General care

Pruning

Cut back in spring to keep in check as it is a vigorous grower.

Propagation methods

Stem tip cuttings


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Where to grow

Callitriche stagnalis (Common water-starwort) will reach a height of 0.1m and a spread of 1m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Aquatic

Cultivation

Plant in baskets of loam and submerge in water.

Soil type

Loamy

Soil drainage

Pond/In water

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Callitriche stagnalis

Other names

Common water-starwort

Genus

Callitriche Callitriche

Species

C. stagnalis - C. stagnalis is a submerged or floating aquatic perennial forming a mat of braching stems with small, oval, green leaves and green flowers in summer.

Foliage

Semi evergreen

Habit

Mat Forming, Spreading


Colour

Flower

Green in Spring; Green in Summer

Foliage

Green, Dark-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

Generally disease free

General care

Pruning

Cut back in spring to keep in check as it is a vigorous grower.

Propagation methods

Stem tip cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Callitriche stagnalis (Common water-starwort) will reach a height of 0.1m and a spread of 1m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Aquatic

Cultivation

Plant in baskets of loam and submerge in water.

Soil type

Loamy

Soil drainage

Pond/In water

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Callitriche stagnalis

This plant provides cover for a wide range of aquatic invertebrates and their larvae, tadpoles and small fish. Like most other such plants it provides food for the water vole. read more

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