Floating Water Plants

Floating Water Plants

Floating Water Plants

Floating water plants are the easiest of any aquatic plant to look after, and to plant, you just drop them into the pond and let them get on with it.

Floating plants provide shade for the fish, reduce the amount of sunlight reaching the water and use up any excess nutrients in the water, helping to reduce any green water/blanketweed in the pond. 

Floating plants provide instant cover for new ponds until the waterlilies etc have grown enough to create shade.

Most floating plants grow quickly and need thinning out from timt to time to prevent them from shading to much of the pond.

 


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Common name: Water Hyacinth.

Description: A tender plant with hyacinth-like blue flowers held on spikes above spongy green leaves and thick trailing roots. Excellent for helping reduce green water and blanket weed in the pond. Needs winter protection or treat as an annual.

Height: Up to 4".

 

THESE PLANTS WILL BE SENT OUT FROM THE START OF MAY.

 

 

£2.50

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Common name: Frogbit (British Native).

Description: A small floating plant that looks like a minature waterlily. The leaves are small, bright green & kidney-shaped. The three-petalled flowers are white with yellow centres and appear throughout the summer. Frogbit produces winter buds, which fall to the bottom of the pond for the winter and start growing again in late spring (late April / early May) . Available from May onwards.

Height: Up to 1".

 

£1.95

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Common name: Lesser Duckweed (British Native).

Description: This plant is often introduced into wildlife ponds or where fish are the main interest, as the tiny, pale green, rounded leaflets are much enjoyed by fish. This plant can be invasive.

 

£1.95

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Common name: Ivy Leaved Duckweed (British Native).

Description: Attractive dark ivy-shaped leaves. Not as rampant as the Lesser Duckweed.

 

£2.95

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Common Name: Floating Fern.

Description: A tender plant with velvety leaves covered with fine silky hairs. Excellent for helping to reduce green water and blanket weed in ponds. Needs winter protection (can be used in indoor aquariums) or treat as an annual.

Height: Up to 1".

 

£2.50

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Common name: Water Lettuce.

Description: A tender plant with rosettes of pale green velvety leaves and fine trailing roots. Needs winter protection or treat as an annual.

Height: Up to 4".

 

£2.50

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Common name: Water Soldier (British Native).

Description: An interesting floating plant that looks like a pineapple top. The Water Soldier usually overwinters as a small plantlet or winter bud.

Height: Up to 8".

 

£2.00

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