- Position: full sun or partial shade
- Soil: humus-rich, moist soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: May to June
- Hardiness: borderline hardy (may need winter protection)
Unusual, pure white hood-shaped flowers that are up to 10-15cm (4-6in) long are produced from late spring to mid-summer. It makes a striking architectural clump with lovely arrow-shaped, glossy dark green leaves. It looks great grown beside water as a marginal plant and can be left outside in most frost-prone areas if it is given a deep winter mulch.
- Garden care: Mulch plants well in winter. Grow in reliably moist soil, or as a marginal pond plant. If potted up into a basket using aquatic compost, it can stand in water up to 30cm deep.
- Harmful if eaten/skin & eye irritant
“Wide white spathes ( but not too scarily sci-fi) and green overlapping leaves, marked in silver Morse code, make this cool, elegant and versatile as pots will happily stand in shallow water”
Val Bourne - Garden Writer