Fontinalis antipyretica is a submerged aquatic perennial which is great for oxygenating your pond. It is an epiphyte (a non-parasitic plant which grows on other plants for support), with rootlets that can attach to logs or rocks. Its broad, lance-shaped leaves are rigid and pointed, and its dark green contrasts beautifully with the white flowers it bears every summer.
Caring and Maintenance:
This plant is low maintenance, and propagates by spores and stem tip cuttings. The surrounding water should be kept cool. Not suitable for heated aquariums.
This plant is suitable for zone 3 of a pond. Plant in cool water, with bright light and some water movement. Plant in up to 90cm of water.
A perennial is a plant that lives for more than two years. Perennials are flowering plants which grow and bloom over the spring and summer and then die back every autumn and winter. They typically grow structures that allow them to adapt to living from one year to the next through a form of vegetative reproduction rather than seeding. Perennial plants often have deep, extensive root systems which can hold soil to prevent erosion, capture dissolved nitrogen before it can contaminate ground and surface water, and outcompete weeds. They grow very well in conditions that are poor in resources due to their earlier emergence in the spring, and the development of larger root systems which can access water and soil nutrients deeper in the soil.
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Reviewed Tuesday, 26 June 2018
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Reviewed Thursday, 21 August 2014
"These plants I tried to get elsewhere and couldn't even from shirley aquatics. They arrived in excellent condition and have planted in pond as instructions so will have to wait and see. Four days on they still look good so fingers crossed"
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