Photo by JLBG taken at Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC
Orontium aquaticum 'Tidewater'
Tidewater Golden Club
Item #: 13045
Zones: 5a to 8b
Height: 12" tall
Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade
Origin: United States
Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)
Orontium aquaticum 'Tidewater' is a heat tolerant form of the US native, marginal aquatic, which naturally ranges all the way from upstate New York to East Texas and south to Florida. Our offering is seed propagated from the property of plantswoman Barbara Hall in coastal Gloucester County, Virginia. Orontium aquaticum thrives in both muck and shallow water, where it forms a stunning hosta-like clump of wide green leaves. In early spring, the plants are adorned with odd flowers that look like a bunch of white bong pipes, each with a yellow mouthpiece...enjoy it in the garden, but please don't take a hit, since aroids contain a bit too much oxalic acid for a pleasant experience. Experiments have shown that Orontium growth greatly increases with higher CO2 and methane levels, so stock up now on what's likely to be an even greater plant in the future.
Flower Color: White/Cream , Yellow/Gold
Leaf Color: Green
Bloom Time: Spring
Container Role: Thrillers
Garden Themes: White Garden
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