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Powdery Thalia Thalia dealbata

Other Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
THAL-ee-uh day-al-BAH-tuh
Description

A great plant for a water garden.  Plant in 12 to 18 inches of water over the crown or in 5 to 20-gallon tubs

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#water garden#rain garden#water plant#swamps#pond#pond garden#native garden
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#water garden#rain garden#water plant#swamps#pond#pond garden#native garden
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Thalia
    Species:
    dealbata
    Family:
    Marantaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Annual
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Southern US, Mexico
    Dimensions:
    Height: 6 ft. 0 in. - 10 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 3 ft. 0 in. - 6 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Water Plant
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Texture:
    High Organic Matter
    Soil Drainage:
    Frequent Standing Water
    Available Space To Plant:
    3 feet-6 feet
    6-feet-12 feet
    12-24 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Piedmont
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Purple/Lavender
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Panicle
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
    Flower Description:
    Small violet flowers on 8 in. panicle carried high above the foliage
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Blue
    Green
    Leaf Shape:
    Ovate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Thick ovate to lancelolate blue green leaves dusted with white powder; edged in purple
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Pond
    Landscape Theme:
    Rain Garden
    Water Garden
    Design Feature:
    Accent
    Mass Planting