Submerged Water Plants

Submerged Water Plants

Submerged Water Plants

Submerged plants, also called oxygenators, help to keep the pond clean and healthy by using up excess nutrients in the water.

Submerged plants give off a large amount of oxygen into the water during the day as they convert the carbon dioxide, which helps if you are planning on or have fish in the pond.

As a general rule you need 5 bunches per square metre of surface water to create a healthy environment.

A good selection of submerged plants will provide effective cover for all manner of water creatures, including fish, as well as providing spawning grounds for fish, amphibious and insectivorous wildlife.

Submerged plants are very easy to grow and need very little care to make their important contribution to the ecology and life of the pond.

The water depth quoted for submerged plants is from the top of the pot.

 


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Common name: Water Starwort or Water Chickweed.

Description: This submerged evergreen plant produces thick mats of bright green leaves which when floating on the surface look like tiny stars. The white flowers produced in summer are minuscule and often go undected.

Water depth: Up to 24".

 

£2.95

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Common name: Hornwort.

Description: A dark green plant with dense whorls of bristly foliage on brittle stems. For the most part, the plant floats just beneath the surface of the water, but in winter it sinks to the bottom of the pond forming winter buds. This plant is excellent for ponds which do not receive much sun or deeper ponds.

£2.95

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Common name: Canadian pondweed.

Description: A vigorous submerged plant with small dark-green leaves arranged in dense whorls along long trailing stems. Almost evergreen.

Water depth: Up to 36".

 

 

£1.50

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Common name: Mares Tail.

Description: A vigorous native marginal or submerged oxygenating plant with pale green leaves arranged in whorls that grow up above the water taking on a christmas tree-like appearance. Excellent for providing cover for small fish and wildlife.

Water depth: Up to 12".


 

£2.25

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Common name: Needle Rush Hair Grass.

Description: A native oxygenating grass-like plant that forms a dense mat of bright green tufts. Excellent for natural ponds to help prevent soil erosion and for all other ponds to provide cover at the edge of the pond for amphibians and other small wildlife .

Water depth: Up to 6".

 

 

£2.95

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Common name: Water Violet.

Description: The submerged foliage is bright green and finely divided. The off-white or lilac blossoms are held above the water. This plant spreads slowly to form a clump. Towards the end of the season the stems tend to break away and form winter turions re-emergingthe following spring.

Water depth: Up to 12".

 

£2.95

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Common name: Spiked Milfoil.

Description: A vigorous native oxygenator which appears in late Spring with ferny bronze-green foliage. In summer as the stems of the plant reach the surface tiny redish yellow flowers are produced. The stems of this plant provide excellent spawning ground for goldfish etc.This

Water depth: Up to 48".

 

£2.25

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Common name: Curled Pondweed.

Description: This native oxygenator has bronze foliage that resembles seaweed.

Water depth: Up to 36".

 

£1.95

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Common name:  Pillwort or Peppergrass.

Description: This native oxygenator has grass-like leaves that arises from a creeping stem.

Water depth: Up to 4".

 

£2.95

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Common name: Water Crowfoot.

Descrition: This native oxygenator has two forms of foliage, the lower submerged leaves are finely cut, the upper floating leaves are toothed and clover-like. In early summer buttercup-like floers are produced which have papery white petals and golden centres.

Water depth: Up to 24".

 

£2.25

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Common name: Cotton Bud Grass or Fibre Optic Plant.

Description: This clump forming plant has bright green grass-like foliage with minute white flower spikes on the tips of each leaf in summer. The flower spikes only form if the top of the plant is above water.

Water depth: Up to 12".

£2.95

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