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Peltandra virginica

Also called Tuckahoe Water Arum


Karan A. Rawlins, University of Georgia, Bugwood.org

Karan A. Rawlins, University of Georgia, Bugwood.org

More About Peltandra virginica

  • AKA Peltandra undulata
  • Tiny, greenish-white flowers
  • Each flower is hidden by a long, 20 cm spathe
  • Flowers are followed by green berries in late summer
  • Arrowhead-shaped, mid-green leaves
  • Leathery leaves have prominent veining appearing on thick stalks
  • Grows in standing water 15 cm deep or in consistently wet soils
  • Not as aggressive as Sagittaria
  • Bloom Time: Spring

Interesting Notes:

Native to Ontario

Zone:

4

Height:

50-75 cm

Spread:

50-60 cm

Colour:

Green
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Green Arrow Arum Growing and Maintenance Tips

An emergent, aquatic perennial suitable for a pond, water or bog garden. Grows well in shallow ponds with an earth bottom, in partial to light shade.


Peltandra virginica Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Native to Ontario
Native to Ontario
Bog or water garden
Bog or water garden

Soil Moisture

Wetland (Root submerged)
Moist to Wet Soils

Growth Rate

Medium

Flowering Time

Spring

Habit

Clumping

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Woodland/woods edge
Naturalizing

 Suitable Substitutions for Peltandra virginica

Saururus cernuus

Saururus cernuus

Lizard's Tail

Sagittaria graminea

Sagittaria graminea

Grass Leaf Arrowhead