Rice Plant

Zizania aquatica
Latin Name: Zizania aquatica
Moisture/Zone: Zones 2 or 3
Flower Colour: White
Growth Speed: Fast
Foliage Type: Deciduous
Foliage Colour: Green
Position: Full sun


Plant in full sun. A tall, stately water plant. Feathery plumes appear in mid-summer and continue throughout the autumn, giving a very exotic appearance to the pond. The plant is easy to grow and is best contained in a large planting basket to form a stunning clump up to 2 metres in height. Zizania can be grown in water up to a metre deep. Wild rice has long been a staple food for North American Indians, as well as being favoured by small rodents and deer.