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Sagittaria latifolia

Also called Duck Potato, Wapato

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More About Sagittaria latifolia

  • Upright, aquatic perennial
  • Arrow-shaped, narrow, long, mid-green foliage
  • Grows approximately 60 cm above water level
  • White flowers
  • Flowers rise on stems up to 125 cm
  • Found in muddy, shallow waters or in bogs
  • Bloom Time: Midsummer




30-60 cm


100 cm


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Arrowhead Growing and Maintenance Tips

Sagittaria like their roots to be completely submerged in water and can be found near pond edges in a slow moving, body of water. Grows best in full sun however, it will tolerate partial shade. Plant the tubers in the mud at the margins, or in 15-20 cm of water for best results. Sagittaria will naturalize by spreading rhizomes or self-seeding. 

Sagittaria latifolia Characteristics

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

Soil Moisture

Wetland (Root submerged)
Moist to Wet Soils

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Flowering Time


Foliage Color


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