Variegated Water Celery is a colorful, low spreading plant typically
planted in water gardens partially submerged at the margins. The
colorful, serrated leaflets of the Variegated Water Celery pop with
beautiful pink tips! About mid summer, tiny white flowers in umbels
Also known as the Flamingo Plant or Java Dropwort, it's a popular
favorite for Koi ponds since it is edible it makes a nutritious snack for hungry
mouths (fish or human). Some gardeners recommend rotating two planters - keeping one in
the pond for koi and another kept away from koi and allowed to grow back
- to maintain a constant supply on hand.
Though it is a lovely ornamental plant, the Variegated Water Celery is
fast growing so take care in placement and expect plenty of spread. When
placed properly, the Variegated Water Celery makes an excellent ground
cover and a great choice for bog filters. Plants will grow fastest in
wet soil under direct sun. Zones 6 to 11.