Floating Plants

Thought should be given before introducing these types of plants as they are capable of being invasive, which in the larger pond might prove disastrous.

They can however be useful to the pond keeper by providing much needed shade and protection that all ponds will need to maintain water clarity during the hot summer months.

One last point to be aware is that most pondfish will eat one variety of floating plant called duckweed.

We only list here the hardy varieties of floating plants which can be introduced to the pond.

Hydrocharis Morsus-Ranae
Small lily like floating leaves growing from a central bud, pretty white flowers. Hardy
Common Name: Frogbit
Price: £3.00 ea.
Stratiodes Aloides
Pineapple top appearance with serrated leaves. Small white flower.
Common Name: Water Soldier
Price: £6.95 ea.
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Hinton Parva, Swindon, Wiltshire. SN4 0DH
Telephone: 01793 790558
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