3x Water Violet Hottonia Palustris - 9cm Pots

Code: PL0741
3x Water Violet Hottonia Palustris - 9cm Pots3x Water Violet Hottonia Palustris - 9cm Pots
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3x Water Violet Hottonia Palustris - 9cm Pots3x Water Violet Hottonia Palustris - 9cm Pots



Water Violet Hottonia Palustris - 3x 9cm Pots

Hottonia palustris is a submerged aquatic perennial with whorled, feathery leaves. It in native to Britain, and is adaptable to shallow or deep water. In spring it bears pale purple flowers which emerge above the water.

Characteristics:

  • Flower Colour: pale purple
  • Foliage Colour: green
  • Approx. Growth Height: up to 50cm
  • Planting Time: spring
  • Flowering Time: summer
  • Uses: zone 4 of a pond, bog gardens, water features, streams, waterfalls
  • Habit: submerged
  • Exposure: exposed, sheltered
  • Hardiness: hardy
  • Rate of Growth: fast, vigorous

Requirements:

  • Light Requirements: full sun
  • Moisture: shallow water, damp soil
  • Soil requirements: clay, loamy, sandy, acidic, alkaline, neutral

Caring and Maintenance:

This is a very low maintenance aquatic plant. Hottonia Palustris can be propagated by division in spring or grown from seeds. Cut out stems are easy to establish and can root floating in water or when planted in mud. All wandering stems may be cut to control plant growth.

Planting:

  • Plant spreading: up to 1m
Plant in a medium sized pot with up to 45cm of water above the planting basket. Plant spacing: 50-70cm. 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. Ideal planting container: 11cm mesh basket per plant. This plant is suitable for zone 4 of a pond.

Oxygenating plants grow from the bottom of ponds or water features. Their submerged leaves give off bubbles of oxygen, improving the water quality for fish and other pond life and maintaining the ecology balance of the the pond. These plants also absorb mineral salts from the water and reduce algae growth.

 
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