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Sagittaria australis 'Benni' - Silk Stockings

Hardy Ornamental

Sagittaria australis 'Benni'

Silk Stockings

More About Silk Stockings

Silk Stockings™ is a selection of a native Arrowhead (Sagittaria). There are many types of Arrowhead, but none like this! It was Developed by Aquascapes Unlimited, Inc. and chosen for its fine, green veins over bronzy-red foliage. The new leaves are particularly lovely, being dark reddish with light veination. For best color, avoid hot sunlight. Morning sun, followed by dappled sun or very bright shade is best, especially in warmer climates. Like all Sagittaria, Silk Stockings™ grows best in calm, shallow water, about 1/2 inch to 2 inches deep. The dormant tubers, which form in the fall, are edible and important wildlife food, giving rise to the name "Duck Potato". Some species were known to the Native Americans as "Wapato".

Bloom Color

Pink

Sagittaria australis 'Benni' Characteristics & Attributes

Exposure
Sun
Partial Shade
Shade
Mature Height
1' - 2'
Spread Characteristics
Clumping
Prolific Seeder
Rhizomatous - Med
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Spring
Summer
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Spring
Summer
Pond Zonation
High Marsh - Saturated Soil
Low Marsh 0 - 6"
Shallow Water 6" - 12"
Foliage Color
Green
Purple
Red
Variegated
Wildlife Benefits
Amphibians
Bees/Pollinators
Cover
Fish
Food
Nesting
Songbirds
Waterfowl
Wetland Indicator Status
OBL
Plant Type
Bog/Marsh
Flowering Perennial
Marginal
Attributes
Container
Erosion Control
Fibrous Roots
Great Foliage
Native
Naturalizing
Storm Water Basin
USDA Hardiness Zone
5
6
7
8
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