Variegated water chestnut. Dramatic water-loving perennial with a strong vertical habit to 18” and narrow, sword-shaped, dark green blades marked with a golden-yellow marginal stripe. Plants form dense basal clumps and spread into healthy colonies under ideal conditions. Excellent in water gardens or boggy situations with full sun. The golden margins fade somewhat in the shade and the habit becomes less strongly vertical, but the plant still provides a graceful element. Hardy to 20F. New Zealand. Formerly Baumea rubiginosa 'Variegata'