Ivy-Leaved Crowfoot - Ranunculus hederaceus - 3 x 9cm Pots
The common water crowfoot floats on the surface of ponds, and in summer it produces white flowers that span 2cm across. It has branching, thread-like, submerged leaves as well as toothed floater leaves.
- Foliage Colour: white
- Flower Colour: green in spring and summer
- Approx. Growth Height: 10cm
- Max. Spread: 0.1m - 0.5m
- Flowering Time: summer
- Planting Time: spring
- Uses: ponds
- Exposure: sheltered, exposed
- Growing Habit: mat-forming
- Hardiness: hardy
- Rate of Growth: max. height in 1-2 years
- Suitable for medium and large ponds
- Light Requirements: full sun
- Moisture: poorly drained
- Soil requirements: acidic, neutral, alkaline, boggy, loamy, sandy, chalky
- 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 cut back after flowering to prevent it from spreading too far.
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.