common water starwort

Callitriche stagnalis | Also known as: pond water starwort | Rating: 0 votes | Print / Pdf

Dive in with pond water starwort and come up green

Callitriche stagnalis or common water starwort is an ideal way to make a splash with a water feature in your garden design. This aquatic plant has submerged and floating oval-shaped leaves, the floating leaves are broader than the submerged ones. Common water starwort is best suited to loamy soil that has poor drainage and can be grown in full sunlight as well as partial shade. Pruning can be done as required to control the spread. There’s no need to worry whether you’ll sink or swim with this attractive aquatic plant as it is easy to maintain and is fantastic for adding a splash of vivid green to ponds and streams.

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Known dangers?
  • no
Height [m]
  • 0 - 0.1
Spread [m]
  • 1
Dominant flower colour
  • Inconspicuous or absent
Flower Fragrance
  • No, neutral please
Foliage in spring
  • Green
Foliage in summer
  • Green
Foliage in Autumn
  • Green
Foliage in winter
  • Green
Propagation methods
  • softwood cuttings
Growth habit
  • Mat-forming
  • Spreading
  • Acidic
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline
Hardiness zone
  • Z5-9
Heat zone
  • H9-5
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -29 - -1
Heat days
  • 30 - 150
  • water feature
Soil type
  • loams
Sun requirements
  • Full sun
  • Exposed
  • Sheltered
Standard category
  • Aquatic & semiaquatic plants
  • Semiaquatic plants
Grown for
  • Oxygenating pond plant
Creative category
  • Kid Approved
  • For Beginners
  • Pond plants
  • Tough survivors
Garden type
  • Pond
Gardening expertise
  • beginner
Time to reach full size
  • up to 10 years