- Position: full sun or partial shade
- Soil: moist, fertile soil
- Depth of water: 0-15cm (0-6in)
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: March and April
- Hardiness: fully hardy
A marginal aquatic, which is ideal for softening the edges of a pond or stream, or for growing in bog gardens and other areas that remain waterlogged for any length of time. It has impressive spring flowerheads that are wrapped in a large yellow spathe, which looks quite spectacular above the strongly veined, leathery leaves. As the common name of this plant suggests, the smell of the flowers and the crushed foliage is not particularly pleasant, so ideally they should be planted well away from seating areas.
- Garden care: These plants are potted up (using a suitable aquatic compost) into 1-litre aquatic pots. These pots are made of a fine mesh, which allows water to circulate through the compost, providing the plants with both oxygen and nutrients. If you are using them as a aquatic plant, they can be placed straight into the pond, however they will preform better if planted out sooner rather than later. To enhance flowering divide congested clumps every three to five years.
- Harmful if eaten/skin & eye irritant
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