Royal blue flowers on this rafting plant that spreads across the water surface. Veronica beccabunga is a British Native.
Height 15cm (6").
Flowers May - July
Plant Veronica beccabunga in wet mud in a stream edge/bog garden or with up to 10cm (4") of water over the top of the basket in a sunny or partially shaded pond or container pond.
Supplied in a 9cm basket (9cm/3" high)
Suitable for shelf 0 or shelf 1
The rafting stems of Veronica beccabunga root out at the nodes and can help clear nutrients from the pond while providing surface cover. Cut back some of the stems and restart a new basket using rooted stems when the plant becomes too straggly. As a rafting plant that is allowed to grow freely it will use plenty of surplus nutrients so help to keep a pond or container free from algae. It will also encourage wildlife and allow colonies of newts or tadpoles to develop under its protective leafy canopy. A good plant for pollinating bees, hoverflies and butterflies when in flower during the Summer months.