Watergarden Paradise

Aquatic Nursery

Edible Plants

This is a group of plants (including waterlilies and lotus) where part or whole of the plant are edible when carefully prepared. Dispatch anytime of the year unless specified.

NOTE: Thorough research MUST be undertaken before preparing these plants for consumption. We do not hold any responsibility for incorrect usage for these plants.

For a list of hardy waterlilies, click here.

For a list of tropical waterlilies, click here.

For a list of sacred lotus, click here.


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Apios americana

Apios americana (Ground Nut)
An aquatic twiner. Interesting red flowers over summer. Rhizomes are said to be edible. Rare.
Tolerant of tropical climate  Tolerant of temperate & sub-tropical climate  Frost Sensitive - may not survive in climate subjected to frost  Full Sun  Part Sun & Part Shade  Small growing - Suitable for small size water gardens or tub style water features  Medium growing - Suitable for medium size water gardens  Large growing - Suitable for large size water gardens or naturalizing in dams

Currently Not Available



Aponogeton distachyos

Aponogeton distachyos (Water Hawthorn)
Beautiful white orchid-like flowers. Long green strap-like leaves sometimes with brownish patterns. Prefers the cooler climate or semi-shade to flower well. A winter flowering plant except if planted in areas subject to high snow or heavy frosts. A plant with edible flowers. Not for WA.
Tolerant of cold temperate climate  Tolerant of tropical climate  Tolerant of temperate & sub-tropical climate  Full Sun  Part Sun & Part Shade  Small growing - Suitable for small size water gardens or tub style water features  Medium growing - Suitable for medium size water gardens  Large growing - Suitable for large size water gardens or naturalizing in dams

AUD $16.50 each

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Centella asiatica

Centella asiatica (Gotu Kola)
Round kidney shaped bright green leaves on trailing stems. Mat-forming habit. An edible plant when prepared properly.
Tolerant of cold temperate climate  Tolerant of tropical climate  Tolerant of temperate & sub-tropical climate  Full Shade or Indirect Sunlight  Full Sun  Part Sun & Part Shade  Small growing - Suitable for small size water gardens or tub style water features  Medium growing - Suitable for medium size water gardens  Large growing - Suitable for large size water gardens or naturalizing in dams

AUD $7.50 each

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Colocasia esculenta

Colocasia esculenta (Green Taro)
Green arrow leaves that resembles the shape of an elephant's ear, hence, most often referred to as the "Elephant's Ear" plant. These leaves are grown from suckering edible tubers. Not for Tas.
Tolerant of tropical climate  Tolerant of temperate & sub-tropical climate  Frost Sensitive - may not survive in climate subjected to frost  Full Shade or Indirect Sunlight  Part Sun & Part Shade  Medium growing - Suitable for medium size water gardens  Large growing - Suitable for large size water gardens or naturalizing in dams

AUD $8.50 each

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Eleocharis dulcis

Eleocharis dulcis (Chinese Water Chestnut/Hon Matai)
Tall green hollow cylindrical reed-like green stems that is produced from underwater edible chestnut corms. Dormant in Winter.
Tolerant of tropical climate  Tolerant of temperate & sub-tropical climate  Frost Sensitive - may not survive in climate subjected to frost  Full Sun  Part Sun & Part Shade  Medium growing - Suitable for medium size water gardens  Large growing - Suitable for large size water gardens or naturalizing in dams

AUD $9.00 each

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Houttuynia cordata

Houttuynia cordata (Houttuynia)
The rare single flowered form of this species. Dark green heart shaped leaves growing from creeping rhizomes. Beautiful white flowers in the warmer months. An edible plant when prepared properly. Dormant in winter.
Tolerant of cold temperate climate  Tolerant of tropical climate  Tolerant of temperate & sub-tropical climate  Full Shade or Indirect Sunlight  Full Sun  Part Sun & Part Shade  Medium growing - Suitable for medium size water gardens  Large growing - Suitable for large size water gardens or naturalizing in dams

AUD $12.50 each

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Houttuynia cordata var. 'Flore Pleno'

Houttuynia cordata var. 'Flore Pleno' (Double Houttuynia)
Green heart shaped leaves growing from creeping rhizomes. Beautiful double white flowers in the warmer months. An edible plant when prepared properly. Rare.
Tolerant of cold temperate climate  Tolerant of tropical climate  Tolerant of temperate & sub-tropical climate  Full Shade or Indirect Sunlight  Full Sun  Part Sun & Part Shade  Medium growing - Suitable for medium size water gardens  Large growing - Suitable for large size water gardens or naturalizing in dams

AUD $12.50 each

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Houttuynia cordata var. 'Variegata'

Houttuynia cordata var. 'Variegata' (Chameleon Plant)
Multi-coloured heart-shaped leaves growing from creeping rhizomes. Attractive single white flowers produced in the warmer months. An edible plant when prepared properly.
Tolerant of cold temperate climate  Tolerant of tropical climate  Tolerant of temperate & sub-tropical climate  Full Shade or Indirect Sunlight  Full Sun  Part Sun & Part Shade  Medium growing - Suitable for medium size water gardens  Large growing - Suitable for large size water gardens or naturalizing in dams

AUD $9.50 each

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Limnophila aromatica

Limnophila aromatica (Rice Paddy Herb)
Narrow ovate green leaves with serrated edges. Heavily fragrant when the leaves are crushed. Purple flowers with white throat appears during the warmer months. An edible plant when prepared properly. Also used in aquariums.
Tolerant of cold temperate climate  Tolerant of tropical climate  Tolerant of temperate & sub-tropical climate  Full Sun  Part Sun & Part Shade  Small growing - Suitable for small size water gardens or tub style water features  Medium growing - Suitable for medium size water gardens  Large growing - Suitable for large size water gardens or naturalizing in dams  Native to Australia

AUD $7.50 each

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Oenanthe javanica

Oenanthe javanica (Water Parsley)
Sprawling or creeping reddish-brown stems bearing parsley-like green leaves. Quite rare and not commonly available commercially. An edible plant when prepared properly. Not for WA.
Tolerant of cold temperate climate  Tolerant of tropical climate  Tolerant of temperate & sub-tropical climate  Full Shade or Indirect Sunlight  Full Sun  Part Sun & Part Shade  Small growing - Suitable for small size water gardens or tub style water features  Medium growing - Suitable for medium size water gardens  Large growing - Suitable for large size water gardens or naturalizing in dams  Native to Australia

Currently Not Available



Oenanthe javanica cv. 'Flamingo'

Oenanthe javanica cv. 'Flamingo' (Rainbow Water Parsley)
An unusual plant growing on running stems with parsley-like green leaves edged bright pink or creamy white. This cultivar comes from Korea. Very attractive for displays. An edible plant when prepared properly. Not for WA.
Tolerant of cold temperate climate  Tolerant of tropical climate  Tolerant of temperate & sub-tropical climate  Full Shade or Indirect Sunlight  Full Sun  Part Sun & Part Shade  Small growing - Suitable for small size water gardens or tub style water features  Medium growing - Suitable for medium size water gardens  Large growing - Suitable for large size water gardens or naturalizing in dams

AUD $7.00 each

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Persicaria odorata

Persicaria odorata (Mint Knotweed)
Small clusters of pale white flowers. Green leaves with purplish-brown markings across. Sprawling habit. An edible plant when prepared properly.
Tolerant of cold temperate climate  Tolerant of tropical climate  Tolerant of temperate & sub-tropical climate  Full Shade or Indirect Sunlight  Full Sun  Part Sun & Part Shade  Small growing - Suitable for small size water gardens or tub style water features  Medium growing - Suitable for medium size water gardens  Large growing - Suitable for large size water gardens or naturalizing in dams

AUD $6.00 each

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Pontederia cordata

Pontederia cordata (Pickerel Rush)
Glossy bright green heart-shaped (or cordate) leaves. Very attractive violet-blue flower spikes during the warmer months. Deciduous over winter. An edible plant when prepared properly.
Tolerant of cold temperate climate  Tolerant of tropical climate  Tolerant of temperate & sub-tropical climate  Full Sun  Part Sun & Part Shade  Medium growing - Suitable for medium size water gardens  Large growing - Suitable for large size water gardens or naturalizing in dams

AUD $15.00 each

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Pontederia cordata var. 'Alba'

Pontederia cordata var. 'Alba' (White Pickerel Rush)
Glossy bright green heart-shaped (or cordate) leaves. Very attractive white flower spikes during the warmer months. The rarer white form of the species Pontederia cordata. Deciduous over winter. An edible plant when prepared properly.
Tolerant of cold temperate climate  Tolerant of tropical climate  Tolerant of temperate & sub-tropical climate  Full Sun  Part Sun & Part Shade  Medium growing - Suitable for medium size water gardens  Large growing - Suitable for large size water gardens or naturalizing in dams

AUD $16.50 each

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Pontederia cordata var. lanceolata

Pontederia cordata var. lanceolata (Spoon River Pickerel Rush)
Very attractive light to medium blue densely arranged flower spikes produced in the warmer months. Long narrow strap-like dark green leaves. Upright in growth, unlike the other Pontederia cordata plants which has a sprawling habit. This variant was found at Spoon River, Illinois and is becoming scarce. An edible plant when prepared properly. Rare.
Tolerant of tropical climate  Tolerant of temperate & sub-tropical climate  Frost Sensitive - may not survive in climate subjected to frost  Full Sun  Part Sun & Part Shade  Medium growing - Suitable for medium size water gardens  Large growing - Suitable for large size water gardens or naturalizing in dams

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Rorippa nasturtium-aquaticum

Rorippa nasturtium-aquaticum (Watercress)
Edible creeping purplish-green leaves growing on trailing stems. Tiny white flowers during the warmer months.
Tolerant of cold temperate climate  Tolerant of tropical climate  Tolerant of temperate & sub-tropical climate  Full Shade or Indirect Sunlight  Full Sun  Part Sun & Part Shade  Small growing - Suitable for small size water gardens or tub style water features  Medium growing - Suitable for medium size water gardens  Large growing - Suitable for large size water gardens or naturalizing in dams

AUD $5.00 each

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Sagittaria latifolia

Sagittaria latifolia (Duck Potato/Broadleaf Arrowhead)
Bright green varying arrow shaped leaves. Beautiful 3-petalled white flowers produced during the warmer months. Forms underwater corms in Winter. For mail order, active growing plants are supplied during Spring/Autumn whilst dormant corms are supplied during Autumn/Winter. An edible plant when prepared properly.
Tolerant of cold temperate climate  Tolerant of tropical climate  Tolerant of temperate & sub-tropical climate  Frost Sensitive - may not survive in climate subjected to frost  Full Sun  Part Sun & Part Shade  Medium growing - Suitable for medium size water gardens  Large growing - Suitable for large size water gardens or naturalizing in dams

AUD $12.50 each

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Typha domingensis

Typha domingensis (Narrow-leaved Cat-tail)
Tall narrow green grass-like leaves. Narrow tan brown poker heads produced during the warmer months. An edible plant when prepared properly. Not for Tas.
Tolerant of cold temperate climate  Tolerant of tropical climate  Tolerant of temperate & sub-tropical climate  Full Shade or Indirect Sunlight  Full Sun  Part Sun & Part Shade  Large growing - Suitable for large size water gardens or naturalizing in dams  Native to Australia

AUD $12.50 each

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Typha orientalis

Typha orientalis (Broad-leaved Cat-tail)
Tall broad green grass-like leaves. Thick cylindrical tan brown poker heads produced during the warmer months. An edible plant when prepared properly. Not for Tas.
Tolerant of cold temperate climate  Tolerant of tropical climate  Tolerant of temperate & sub-tropical climate  Full Shade or Indirect Sunlight  Full Sun  Part Sun & Part Shade  Large growing - Suitable for large size water gardens or naturalizing in dams  Native to Australia

AUD $9.50 each

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Code explanations:

Tolerant of cold temperate climate = Tolerant of cold temperate climate
Tolerant of tropical climate = Tolerant of tropical climate
Tolerant of temperate & sub-tropical climate = Tolerant of temperate & sub-tropical climate
Frost Sensitive - may not survive in climate subjected to frost = Frost Sensitive - may not survive in climate subjected to frost
Full Shade or Indirect Sunlight = Full Shade or Indirect Sunlight
Full Sun = Full Sun
Part Sun & Part Shade = Part Sun & Part Shade
Small growing - Suitable for small size water gardens or tub style water features = Small growing - Suitable for small size water gardens or tub style water features
Medium growing - Suitable for medium size water gardens = Medium growing - Suitable for medium size water gardens
Large growing - Suitable for large size water gardens or naturalizing in dams = Large growing - Suitable for large size water gardens or naturalizing in dams
Great as cut flowers = Great as cut flowers
Native to Australia = Native to Australia