Myriophyllum aquaticum

(Parrot's Feather)


$14.99


Hardiness Zones:

 10a  10b  11  6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b  9a  9b

Quick Overview:

Parrot?s feather or diamond milfoil is a rhizomatous aquatic perennial that has both submerged and emergent feathery leaves that appear in whorls along the stems. Stems can grow to 6? long. Submerged foliage is chartreuse. Emergent foliage is dark blue green. Emergent stems trail to shoreline and will root in the banks, making this a good transitional plant for margins of water gardens or ponds. Tiny yellowish-green flowers bloom in summer from the leaf axils of emergent stems. Submerged foliage serves as shelter for fish, helps remove excess nutrients and acts as an oxygenator. Native to South America, Australia and New Zealand, this plant has escaped cultivation and has naturalized throughout much of North America.

Description

Winter hardy to USDA Zones 6-10. In water gardens, grow in containers submerged in up to 6? of water or on wet banks. Also may be grown in the shallow margins of a pond. Best in organically rich soils in full sun to part shade. Thin clumps as needed. Cuttings will root easily. Cut stems back below water line in fall. Foliage dies back to the rhizomes in winter.

Additional information

Common Name

Parrot's Feather

Botanical Name

Myriophyllum aquaticum

Container/Amount

1 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous

Deciduous

Hardiness Zone

10a, 10b, 11, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b

Growth Rate

Average

Light Requirements

Part-sun, Sun

Height

6"

Width

36"

Soil Condition

Wet Soils

Water Needs

High

Fragrance

No

Foliage Color

green

Deer Resistant

Yes

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