Apache Beads. Anemopsis californicum. Shallow water plant
Apache Beads, Anemopsis californicum, is an unusual and attractive plant for shallow water or boggy areas. In summer it bears beautiful cones of white flowersÂ surrounded with white bractsÂ and these sometimes have flashes of pink. The broad, green leaves form a basal clump and in the Autumn the whole plant turns red.
Originating in North America the seeds are sometimes used as beads for necklaces – hence its common name of Apache Beads.
New plantlets grow on runners.
Position: full sun or part shade
Depth of water above soil: 0 – 10cm (0-4in)
Rate of growth: slow to average
Height: 45cm (18in)
Flowering period: July to September
Hardiness: fully hardy
These are quite large plants and we recommend planting in a mesh basket of at least 22cm in the shallow water at the margin of your pond or in a wet area that does not dry out.
We ship all water plants bare root, this means that we wash the soil off before packing plants. During the summer months we may need to trim some of the foliage back for shipping.