Pond Plant Pack - Wildlife/Native (Pack of 5 Plug Plants)

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Pond Plant Pack - Wildlife/Native (Pack of 5 Plug Plants)
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Any order containing live plants on their own or mixed with a combination of other items will be collectively delivered within 10 working days. Including live plants in an order does go against our next day shipping policy.

Orders are placed Monday morning for that week's orders, orders placed on or after a Monday will not be ordered until the following Monday. If you have any questions or queries please get in touch within 24hrs of its arrival. As this is a living plant the usual returns policy does not apply.

Please note these are living plants and as such are subject to availability and seasonal conditions.  In the event that we are unable to fulfil your order due to unforeseen changes in stock, we will notify you at our earliest opportunity to advise.

Encouraging wildlife into your garden has now become a very important part of gardening. Adding a pond or water feature is singularly one of the best things you can do to encourage all types of wildlife to your garden.

This collection has been put together by the leading grower of cold-water pond plants in the UK. We guarantee you will not find better quality anywhere else.

Some plants may be cut back for packaging purposes, do not worry this process will encourage fresh new growth once plant has been potted.

This pack will contain any 5 different cold-water pond plants from the selection below:

Plant Variety

Common Name

Planting depth (water above top of pot)

Plant height

Flower Colour

Flowering period

Origin

Caltha palustris

Marsh marigold

2-15cm

30cm

Yellow

Mar-Apr

UK

Carex acutiformis

Lesser pond sedge

2-15cm

150cm

NA

NA

UK

Carex pendula

Pendulous sedge

2-15cm

120cm

NA

NA

UK

Iris pseudacorus

Yellow water iris

2-20cm

90cm

Yellow

Jun-Jul

UK

Lychnis flos cuculi

Ragged robin

0-2cm

90cm

Pink

May-July

UK

Lysimachia nummularia

Creeping jenny

2-15cm

10cm

Yellow

Jul-Aug

UK

Lythrum salicaria

Purple Loosestrife

2-5cm

90cm

Purple

Jun-Aug

UK

Mentha aquatica

Water mint

2-20cm

50cm

Lilac/Pale blue

Jun-Aug

UK

Mentha pulegium

Penny royal

2-5cm

35cm

Lilac

Jul-Sep

UK

Veronica beccabunga

Brooklime

2-20cm

30cm

Blue

May-Jul

UK


Caltha palustris
- Wonderful yellow buttercup-like flowers over compact mounds of green round leaves. The marsh marigold flowers throughout spring and sometimes flowers a second time in mid-summer. The yellow flowers are particularly attractive to bees, butterflies and hoverflies.

Carex acutiformis - A tall, graceful indigenous sedge with bright green leaves and brown flower spikes, forms clumps providing good habitat for wildlife.

Carex pendula - Tall foliage droops gracefully over the water when mature. - A good water filtration plant; resistant to waterfowl. A native British pond plant. Native sedge, drooping catkin-like flowers

Iris pseudacorus - A favourite British water iris, hardy and robust. Yellow flowers are produced in abundance in summer. The roots form fibrous mats underwater, making this an excellent water filtration plant. They are also used by spawning fish as a safe place to lay their eggs. Tall, green iris foliage provides a pretty backdrop in the pond and is used by emerging dragonflies. Grow in full or part sun. Plant in zone 2 or 3. Will also grow in moist soil by the pond. Can be grown into strong marginal clumps which provide good cover for wildfowl. Flowers are attractive to bees and other insects.

Lychnis flos cuculi - A delightful British native bog or pondside plant. Produces masses of pink flowers, with a ragged look to the petals. Excellent for a naturalized water meadow effect by ponds and streams. star-shaped deep rose-pink flowers. A delightful native British bog or pondside plant, Ragged Robin likes a damp area with some shade. Produces masses of pink flowers with a ragged look to the petals. Excellent for a naturalised water meadow effect by ponds and streams.

Lysimachia nummularia - Pretty green creeping foliage is excellent for carpeting planting baskets. Lovely yellow flowers are produced in abundance through summer. Equally good in moist conditions or shallow water. Perfect for the pondside or margin

Lythrum salicaria - A favourite British native plant, this Lythrum has dense terminal spikes of reddish purple flowers. A hardy, robust herbaceous perennial, ideal for marginal pond planting and wild garden settings. Plant in full or part sun. Height to 90 cm. Plant in zone 1, or 2 in very shallow water. Soil must be moist at all times.  Rich in nectar, attractive to bees and butterflies. Formally used as a medicinal herb, and in tanning. The name is from the Greek for blood, referring to the colour of the flowers.

Mentha aquatica - This plant offers wonderful minty aromatic leaves. Often used in cooking or essential oils. Water mints flowers throughout summer. Its rafting nature provides a safe habitat for frogs, newts and tadpoles. Its pale-blue flowers are also attractive to insects.

Mentha pulegium - A popular British native plant, penny royal has highly fragrant foliage and lavender pink flowers. Mint is a rafting plant, spreading out from the pond margin in a floating mat.  It creates cover for fish and good habitat for pond creatures. Plant in full or part sun. Height 10-35 cm. Plant in zone 2.  A good water filtration plant. Attractive to bees, butterflies and hoverflies. Has a creeping habit; can easily be cut back as necessary. Propagate by cuttings of stems.

Veronica beccabunga - Offering clusters of blue flowers over succulent, oval, green leaves. The semi-evergreen foliage provides valuable shelter/cover throughout the winter for water invertebrates.

 

Please note that these are plug plants which will require potting into suitable conditions as soon and they arrive. 

For this we recommend our Pond Planting Packs, which include baskets, soil, gravel and fertiliser. Available in 3 or 5 packs here or as an additional purchase above. 

Care instructions

When your pack arrives unwrap carefully and make sure all plants are damp before potting.

Planting instructions

Take a suitable fine-mesh basket, half-fill with aquatic soil. Place plant in centre of basket. Be careful not to damage the roots of the plant when placing. Fill remainder of basket with soil. Lightly firm soil around crown of the plant to within 2.5cm of top of the basket. Gently apply a layer of washed horticultural gravel. Submerge the re-potted plant in the pond to allow absorption of water and discourage any seepage.

We encourage you to initially place the basket at a shallower depth to allow the plant to acclimatise. Then lower to the required depth.

Basket size

Number of Plants

Aquatic Soil Required

11cm Square

1

1L

17cm Round

1

2L

17cm Square

1

2L

Contour Baskets

3

7L

After Care

Trim decaying foliage every autumn/early spring 5cm above the crown of the plant and compost accordingly. Do not dispose of plants in the wild.

Re-plant every 1-2 years in a larger basket

Please note that these species are suitable for ornamental or wildlife pond use and are non-invasive. Excess growth of any species used in a garden setting should be disposed of responsibly and never introduced to wild habitats.

The condition of your plant may vary by order date and from what you see in your local store. We aim to give you the largest and most luscious plant possible but this is dependant on the time of year and seasonal variation.

Product Highlights
  • Encourage wildlife to your garden and pond
  • This pack will contain 5 different cold-water pond plant
  • Collection has been put together by the leading grower of cold-water pond plants in the UK
  • Please note that these are plug plants which will require potting into suitable conditions as soon and they arrive.

Receive the order within 1-2 weeks

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