This striking plant has black banding horizontally on stems resembling porcupine quills. It is an excellent structural plant providing interest and contrast in the pond margins. It will thrive in boggy ground or pond edges with up to 15cms over the crown. This plant does well in sun to part shade. It is advisable to plant in a container to control the spread.
A pretty plant for the pond side with mid-green leaves and waxy yellow buttercup like flowers from April-July. It does well when planted in containers in water up to 15-20cm in full sun it often continues growing through winter. This is a good plant for providing shelter for small fish and wildlife and is ideal for small ponds.