White blooming tropical waterlilies

gigantea Albert de Lestang

gigantea Albert de Lestang

gigantea Albert de Lestang

gigantea Albert de Lestang

Nymphaea Juwahle

Nymphaea Juwahle

Nymphaea Marian Strawn

Nymphaea Marian Strawn

un named white

un named white

gigantea violacea

gigantea violacea

Nymphaea White Deligh

Nymphaea White Delight

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Golden Club

Golden club, Orontium aquaticum

Golden club, Orontium aquaticum

Golden Club, Orontium aquaticum – Early and unusual flower spikes in Spring are a prelude for this elegant and distinctive hardy aquatic plant of the bog and shallow water margin.

Set in shallow water where its elegant velvety blue green upright leaves grow taller in deeper water for unusual floating leaves. Dappled shade through mid day is preferred in climates with hot Summers.

The neat, well behaved low growing habit makes Golden club an ideal choice, specimen plant for foreground interest in the water garden through Spring and Summer

Can be tricky to establish, Golden Club is not keen on root damage, it likes a season to put down long fleshy roots, deep into soft mud before it pops its distinctive yellow tipped arum like, flower spike the following Spring.

Plant late Summer for it to settle in and bloom the following Spring. Readily sets viable seed that is easy to start in wet mud

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Water Hyacinth

Water Hyacinth

Water Hyacinth, Eichhornia crassipes

A decorative and easy to grow floating plant with exotic lavender blue flowers, ideal for a sunny fertile warm pond position, very useful for breeding fish which sprinkle their spawn on the decorative blue black feathery roots, this makes it easy to collect and transfer eggs to a safer place.

A range of water hyacinth sizes are sent, to make the most of a priority box. Bear in mind small young water hyacinth often adapt quicker to a new pool than larger ones with established roots. These are outdoors hardened plants raised in full sun, having coped with frosts last Winter. Frost burnt edges are trimmed off and new foliage coming through neat so they are a neat size to travel without incurring excessive postal costs.

Some should travel with perky, new 6″ root networks, others a couple of inches

Large aggressive fish can wreck plants like this, think about growing them on in numbers in a protected position or a tub of fertile water before adding them to ponds with hordes of half starved koi

Water hyacinth can multiply x1000 in a Summer, they are not hardy at all. Late Summer, consider disposing of them carefully, they chop up real easy and make an effective weed barrier mulch around droughted plants contributing to conserving water usage

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Nuphar minima

Nuphar minima

Nuphar pumila minima - A miniature Spatterdock waterlily well suited to aquarium and ornamental pond

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Lavender and purple tropical waterlilies

Anne Emmett

Anne Emmett

Bagdad

Bagdad

Hickory Bend Ruth

Hickory Bend Ruth

King of Siam

King of Siam

King of Siam

King of Siam

Lavender Lace

Lavender Lace

Nymphaea Midnight

Nymphaea Midnight

Nymphaea Midnight

Nymphaea Midnight

Midnight Embers

Midnight Embers

Star of Zanzibar

Star of Zanzibar

Star of Zanzibar

Star of Zanzibar

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Marginal aquatic plants

Require saturated soil conditions with water over their roots. While some can cope with grazing from fish, it is best to start them in a solid sided container. Allow for future growth when potting, many marginals can blow over in a strong breeze if the plant is not potted secure. Starting marginals that are complementary in looks and growing habits in groups is effective, where they merge naturally together to form attractive stable groups of foliage

Arrow Arum

Arrow Arum

Sagittaria japonica 'Flore pleno'

Arrowhead - Sagittaria japonica 'Flore pleno'

Four leaf clover, Marsilea

Four leaf clover, Marsilea

Corkscrew rush

Corkscrew rush

Umbrella palm

Cyperus, Umbrella palm

Cyperus, mini papyrus

Cyperus, mini papyrus in Autumn

Gardeners garters

Gardeners garters

Golden Club

Golden Club

Graceful cattail

Graceful cattail

Thalia dealbata, hardy Thalia

Hardy Thalia, Thalia dealbata

Lizards tail, Saururus cernuus

Lizards tail, Saururus cernuus

Marsh Marigold

Marsh Marigold

Pennywort and Parrot's Feather

Pennywort and Parrot's Feather

Pickerel

Pickerel

Sweet flag

Sweet flag

Zebra rush

Zebra rush

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Euryale Ferox, the Gorgon plant

Euryale ferox

Gorgon plant, Euryale ferox

Euryale

Euryale ferox juvenile lilypad

Euryale Ferox

Euryale Ferox - Gorgon plant

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