Oenanthe javanica 'Flamingo'

Oenanthe javanica ‘Flamingo’

Water dropwort

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Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Oenanthe javanica 'Flamingo'
  • Common name: Water dropwort
  • Family: Apiaceae
  • Plant Type: Bog, Marginal, Perennial, Pond, Deciduous
Flower colour:

White

Foliage colour:

Variegation

Oenanthe javanica ‘Flamingo’ is a delightful marginal plant, grown for its pretty variegated foliage, which brings colour to the pond as early as March. Its leaves have pink and cream margins, which perfectly complement its small white summer flowers. Autumn temperatures intensify the leaf colours, further extending the season of interest. It’s ideal for growing at the pond edge or at the front of a bog garden.

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Grow Oenanthe javanica ‘Flamingo’ in moist to boggy soil in partial sun. If growing in a pond, it will grow outside the pot, forming a tangled mass of roots on the surface of the water – these can simply be gathered and removed. Alternatively, plant them in soil to generate new plants.

How to grow Oenanthe 'Flamingo'

  • Plant size

    40cm height

    90cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, east facing, west facing

  • Sun exposure: Partial shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Boggy
  • Plant care: Needs regular watering in pots

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Divide
Divide

Do not Divide in January

Do not Divide in February

Do not Divide in March

Do not Divide in April

Do not Divide in May

Do not Divide in June

Do not Divide in July

Do not Divide in August

Do Divide in September

Do Divide in October

Do not Divide in November

Do not Divide in December

Prune
Prune

Do not Prune in January

Do not Prune in February

Do not Prune in March

Do not Prune in April

Do not Prune in May

Do not Prune in June

Do not Prune in July

Do not Prune in August

Do Prune in September

Do Prune in October

Do not Prune in November

Do not Prune in December

Oenanthe 'Flamingo' and wildlife

Oenanthe 'Flamingo' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Oenanthe 'Flamingo' poisonous?

Oenanthe 'Flamingo' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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