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HYDROCHARIS MORSUS-RANAE (Frogbit)

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  • Buy bareroot (each portion is approx 3 plantlets)
  • British Native Frogbit (Hydrocharis morsus-ranae)
  • Floating plant that grows on runners with pale green/olive coloured leaves 2cm (approx 1/2") across
  • White flowers 2cm (approx 1/2" across) in June - August. Dormant during winter months on pond base
  • Floats freely on the pond surface in Summer in a sunny or partially shaded pond and then drops down and overwinters on pond floor as dormant buds.
  • Available only from June - September. 

In strong sunshine Frogbit gets very bleached in colour so the leaf can look brown or translucent. It may drop to the base of the pond sooner than expected to avoid the very hot temperatures on the water surface.

Before the plant of Hydrocharis Morsus Ranae (Frogbit) disappears to the bottom of the pond for winter it is advisable to collect some of plant growth in a bucket if you are going to do an Autumn pond clean out. The buds of Frogbit are approximately 1/4" long x 1/8" wide - looking similar to apple pips - and can easily be removed by accident. Replace in the pond for protection in winter once the Autumn cleaning is complete.

Read how to care for surface cover plants in Tips and Advice

<p>British Native plants</p> <p>Sunny position</p> <p>Partially shaded position</p> <p>Suitable for shelf depth 23-44cm (approx 10-17”)</p><p>Suitable for shelf depth 45cm+ (approx 18”+)</p>

Important delivery information

Plant orders are dispatched to UK destinations only and leave the Nursery on a Monday - Thursday inclusive to avoid the weekend. Your order will be picked in the Nursery and the ready potted plant in its basket or bareroot oxygenator (as specified in the description) will be wrapped that day in damp newspaper and a plastic bag to keep it fresh during transit. Plants will normally be dispatched within a week of our receipt of your order.

All items are then boxed for collection by the courier APC Parcelrite or UKMail that afternoon for expected delivery within 24 hours after despatch (Highlands and Islands excepted)

Please unwrap all plants from their packaging as soon as possible and place in the situations specified on the plant ticket.

Order ValueDelivery Cost
£1.00 - £29.99 £6.00
£30.00 - £99.99 £12.00
£100.00 - £199.99 £24.00
£200+ £36.00

An additional surcharge will be added 
at checkout if your delivery address
is North of Perth (+£10) or an Island 
(+£10 = PO & TR)
(+£25 = Scottish Islands, IM & BT) or 
(+£50 = JE & GY).

Reviews from other Waterside customers

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Patricia

April 2015

Plants arrived very quickly, well packaged and in good condition, planted in baskets ready to go straight into the pond. Excellent service.

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Mrs Elizabeth A Smith

August 2018

Plants arrived the next day, really well packed and healthy plants. Put everything in my pond and it is looking good. Great service. Thank you.

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