For planting deeper water you should use submerged oxygenators, waterlilies, Water hawthorn & floating plants.
Shelf : planting deeper water 45cm(18") plus:
1. Oxygenating pond plants:
- Planting oxygenating plants is really easy.
- Drop the plant material into the deep water as they arrive to you.
- They are sent bareroot as pieces or as weighted bunches.
- Leave the weight on the bunch when dropping into water.
- They will find their own depth in the water without an anchor or basket.
- Oxygenating plants root into the water and do not need soil.
- Allow two portions of oxygenating plant per square metre of surface area for planting the deeper area of a new pond.
2. Deep water Waterlilies:
- Waterlilies are the most common Summer flowering plants for planting in deeper water.
- 50-70% of your water surface area should be covered by plant growth.
- Spreading leaves keep the water cool and shaded and help prevent algae growth.
- Waterlilies provide colourful waterlily flowers on the water surface of the pond.
3. Hardy British Native floating plants for deep water:
- British Native surface cover plants that avoid the winter cold by dropping down below the surface of the water.
- Overwinter as dormant buds in deeper, warmer water.
- These reappear on the water surface in early Summer as the water temperature warms up.
- They rise and fall in the water so are not potted into a basket but grow loose in the water.
- Only available when in active growth. May/June - August/September dependent on seasonal warmth.
4. Aponogeton distachyos:
- Winter/Spring flowering Water Hawthorn plant for planting in deeper water.
- Leaf and flower disappears in warmer weather so makes way for Summer flowering waterlilies.
- Only available when in active growth - between January and May approximately.
Due to seasonal availability of many of these deep water plants:
- If any plant is 'Currently unavailable' click ‘Email when available’ .
- You will receive an email when they are available to purchase again.