Trapa natans nuts 'Water chestnut'
plants and garden
Known commonly as the Water Chestnut, Trapas reproduce in the Autumn by forming nuts which sink to the bottom of water. These nutritious nuts are called Water Chestnuts and are used particularly in Chinese cooking.
In Spring the plant awakens with small, white 4-petalled flowers, and as the plant matures dense foliage provides shade from above, which helps to prevent the build-up of algae. Be sure to monitor growth as Trapas can be potentially invasive, reducing the amount of dissolved oxygen in the water.
Colour - White
Flower - August & September
Growth - Medium
Height - 15cm to 30cm
Spread - 10cm to 20cm
Position - Full sun to part shade
Allow to die back naturally. The old plant rots away and the young plants rise to the surface the following spring to bear small white flowers and start the cycle all over again.
Your plants will be picked and packed carefully to ensure they arrive to your door alive and fresh. Please unpack orders as soon as possible.
During the "Available Season" we aim to deliver all orders between Tuesday and Friday. According to our stock availability orders might be placed on hold until plants are in a suitable condition to be sent or in case you have placed an order out of Available Season. We will keep you informed via email about a delivery date.
Our couriers will leave orders with a neighbour or in a cool shaded area if there is no one at the address provided.
Please note that we only ship to the UK.