Apache Beads. Anemopsis californicum
Apache Beads, Anemopsis californicum, is a shallow water or bog plant. It is an unusual and attractive plant for shallow water or boggy areas. In summer it bears beautiful cones of white flowers surrounded with white bracts 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 but protect with mulch in winter to protect from cold winds and frosts.
- Cut back after flowering
- These will grow into 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 marginal 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.
- Contact us if you require more information, we are available between 08:30am and 16:30pm and also via email. Our plant team will be happy to help with any queries you may have.