Orontium aquaticum

(Golden Club)


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Hardiness Zones:

 10a  10b  5a  5b  6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b  9a  9b

Quick Overview:

Golden club is a rhizomatous marginal aquatic perennial that typically grows in shallow water in swamps, marshes, ponds, slow-moving streams and bogs from Massachusetts to W. Virginia and Kentucky south to the Gulf of Mexico. Grows 1-2? tall and spreads indefinitely by stout, slowly creeping rhizomes. Long-stalked elliptic dark bluish-green leaves (to 12? long) are submerged, floating or aerial. If removed from water, submerged leaves appear totally dry because of their waxy glaucous surface, hence the sometimes common name of never-wet for this plant. Tiny yellow flowers appear in narrow club-like spadixes (to 8? tall) from April to June. Spathes of this Arum family member are small, non-showy and wither rapidly.

Description

Winter hardy to USDA Zones 5-10. In water gardens, grow in containers submerged in 6-18? of water in full sun. Leaves tend to emerge in shallow water (6-9?), but mostly float in deeper water (12-18?). Tolerates part shade, but best leaf color is developed in full sun. Thrives in organically rich loams. Also may be grown in the shallow margins of a pond, either in containers or planted in the mud from the water?s edge to 18? deep. Easily grown from seed that should be sown as soon as it ripens (early summer).

Additional information

Common Name

Golden Club

Botanical Name

Orontium aquaticum

Container/Amount

1 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous

Deciduous

Hardiness Zone

10a, 10b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b

Growth Rate

Average

Light Requirements

Part-sun, Sun

Height

24"

Width

24"

Soil Condition

Wet Soils

Water Needs

High

Blooming Period

Spring

Flower Color

yellow

Fragrance

No

Foliage Color

green

Deer Resistant

Yes

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