Ease to Grow: Easy.
Native Range: Peat Bogs of Eastern North America.
Zones: 5-11 (4-11).
Golden Club, Orontium aquaticum, is a curious and charming bright yellow flowered, early Spring blooming, Bog Plant with flowers that resemble warty finger tips. They are actually the spadix or female ovary of the flower, similar to Jack-in-the-Pulpit. Leaves are velvety dark bluish green, pointed ovals, and shed water. Seeds and rhizomes are starchy and edible. It prefers growing along the edges of acid waters in consistently wet, peaty soils in full sun, but will tolerate shade. O. aquaticum is the only species in this monotypic genus, as is the Venus Flytrap and Cephalotus. This is a striking and very showy plant providing early Spring color. Water with rain/distilled water. It grows well with Pitcher Plants.
For Golden Club, each portion is a rooted, growing plant and size refers to age: small (1-2 years), medium (2-4 years), large (5+ years old).
Height: 4" - 8+".
Plant Type: Perennial, cold temperate.
Soil: General Bog Mix.
Soil pH: 5.5-6.5.
Light: Full to Partial Sun.
Use: Unusual yellow fingered flowers in early Spring.