Bare Root

Available to buy today
  • 23-44cm depth
  • 45cm+ depth
  • Sunny
  • Partially Shaded
Common Name - Frogbit
Supplied in - Bareroot (1 portion = 3 plantlets) See image 3
Planting Depth - Just drop into your pond at any depth. It is a tiny free-floating waterlily leaf
Colour - Floating pond plant with pale green/olive coloured leaves and (when established) white flowers approx 1cm (1/2") across
Flowers - June - August
Spread - Each leaf 1-2cm (approx 1/2-3/4") 
Aspect - Sunny/Partially Shaded
Origin - British Native
Care Tips - Before Hydrocharis Morsus Ranae (Frogbit) disappears to the bottom of the pond for winter we advise collecting some of the plant growth in a bucket if you are going to do an Autumn pond clean out. The buds of Frogbit are apple pip size, and can easily be removed by accident. See image 4
Extra info - Available only from June. Floats freely on the pond surface in Summer and then drops down and overwinters on pond floor as dormant buds. 

Will my plants arrive potted?

Yes, all our 9cm, 11cm and 23cm Marginal Pond Plants, Deep Water plants and Waterillies will be sent out to you pre-planted in a mesh basket with our aquatic compost and will have been fed with an aquatic feed ball.

Bunched and loose Oxygenators will be sent out bareroot or bunched with a weight and can be dropped straight into the pond as they are delivered .

Moist plants are sent out in solid pots that you would remove before planting into the soil. 

Can Koi fish or ducks eat my plants?

Yes, they may well do. We cannot guarantee that any plants will survive hungry fish and ducks. We would recommend going for Iris or woodier stemmed plants and forming some sort of barrier between the plants and any large fish or wild fowl.

How does my order arrive?

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

Delivery details -

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