5 Bunches of Common Water Starwort - Callitriche autumnalis

Code: PL0735
5 Bunches of Common Water Starwort - Callitriche autumnalis
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5 Bunches of Common Water Starwort - Callitriche autumnalis



Common Water Starwort - Callitriche autumnalis - Bunches

The Common Water Starwort floats on the surface of ponds, growing in a thick, oxygenating layer, providing shelter from the heat for frogs and other pond life. Producing delicate and subtle green flowers in the summer and remaining green throughout the year, the Starwort is a versatile oxygenator for any garden pond.

Characteristics

  • Foliage Colour: green
  • Flower Colour: green in spring and summer
  • Approx. Growth Height: 10cm
  • Max. Spread: 1m max
  • Flowering Time: summer
  • Planting Time: summer
  • Uses: ponds
  • Exposure: exposed, sheltered
  • Growing Habit: mat-forming
  • Hardiness: hardy
  • Rate of Growth: max. growth in 5 years
  • Suitable for medium and large ponds

Requirements

  • Light Requirements: full sun
  • Moisture: poorly drained/ submerged
  • Soil requirements: loamy

Planting

  • Planting depth: 15cm-60cm

Place in pond margins in areas 15-60cm deep (zones 2 & 3). Can be grown in still or slow moving water. Aquatic and marginal plants should be placed in pond plant baskets filled with aquatic soil (sold separately) and topped with a thin layer of gravel to help prevent the soil from washing away.

Caring and Maintenance

This is a very low maintenance yet it should be controlled and cut back to avoid total pond coverage.

Pond Plant Benefits

Marginal and pondside plants add interest, colour and structure to ponds, and offer the benefit of delightful fragrance. They are ideal for places near to patio or decking areas, where their sweet aroma can be appreciated. The plants can be positioned around the perimeter of a pond or on levelled shelves for original and attractive exposure. Marginal plants should be planted in boggy ground or shallow water for optimal growth results.

 

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