Deep water plant with attractive white vanilla scented flowers. Green mottled lanceolate leaves that float on the surface. Commonly known as water hawthorn because of its strong fragrance of hawthorn blossom .Suitable for ponds in partial shade. Excellent surface cover. Water hawthorn prefers cooler weather,and goes dormant throughout mid-summer. Flowering time October-September and again from March-May. Water depth 30-90 cm of water above the soil.