Bare Root

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  • 23-44cm
  • 45cm+
  • Sunny
  • Partially Shaded
  • Shaded
Oxygenating Plant 
Common Name - Hornwort
Supplied as - Loose plant stems and pieces sent barerooted ready to drop into pond. Pieces can be small dormant buds - does not bunch. A portion is measured in a rice takeaway dish but wrapped in newspaper & a plastic bag for sending. Not sent in the plastic dish to each customer.
Planting Depth - <p>Suitable for shelf depth 14-22cm (approx 6-9”) below water surface</p><p>Suitable for shelf depth 23-44cm (approx 10-17”)</p><p>Suitable for shelf depth 45cm+ (approx 18”+)</p>  (Drop into your pond/container pond at any of these depths)
Colour - Dark green/black or olive green brush like foliage dependant on time of year
Flowers - N/A
Aspect - Sunny/Partially Shaded
Origin - British Native
Care Tips - Allow Ceratophyllum demersum (Hornwort) to grow until you have 30% of your pond volume filled then remove some by hand - take out the clear stems not the dark green/olive brown stems in summer months.
Extra info -  The bulk of Hornwort will drop down to the bottom of the pond in winter & break down to small buds to protect itself from frost and ice. In a new pond, the stocking rate of oxygenating plants should be 2/3 portions per m² of surface area. 

Plant orders are dispatched to UK destinations only. We cannot send to Northern Ireland. Your order will be picked in the Nursery and will be sealed in airtight packaging to keep it fresh during transit. Please unwrap all plants from the packaging as soon as possible and place in the situation specified on the plant ticket.

Delivery cost is calculated on total order value as follows:

Order Value Delivery Cost
£50.00 and under £6.00 *
Over £50.00 FREE *

* Postcode surcharges for certain postcodes:

  • Add £10 – AB, DD8 – 9, FK19 – 21, IV1 – 40, IV63, KW1 – 14, PA21 – 40, PH1 – 41, PH49 – 50, PO30 – 41 & TR21 – 25
  • Add £25 – HS1 – 9, IM, IV41 – 56, KA27 – 28, KW15 – 17, PA20, PA41 – 49, PA62 – 76, PH42 – 44 & ZE