Watercress Rorippa nasturtium aquaticum - 1L Pot - Cut Back
This plant is a British native and it will oxygenate your pond, its underwater leaves oxygenate the water and it also produces small white flowers in summer. It provides good surface cover to the pond and is well known for attracting wildlife.
- Flower Colour: white
- Foliage Colour: green
- Approx. Growth Height: up to 50cm
- Spread: up to 1m
- Flowering Time: summer, late summer
- Uses: ponds, bog gardens
- Growing Habit: creeping
- Exposure: exposed or sheltered
- Hardiness: hardy
- Rate of Growth: moderate
Please note: watercress is often cultivated for its edible leaves. However, it is grown in controlled conditions with a clean water source. We don't recommend eating any of the leaves unless the plant is grown in a carefully controlled environment with moving water.
- Light Requirements: partial shade, full sun
- Soil Requirements: clay, loamy, sand, neutral, alkaline, acid
- Moisture: moist to wet
Caring and Maintenance:
This plant is low maintenance. However, the occasional removal of deadheads is recommended to help prolong flowering. It can be propagated through division, seeds, or basal cuttings.
Plant in bog gardens or in shallow water with a depth of up to 10cm above the crown. This plant is suitable for zones 1 & 2 of a pond. 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.
- Planting Depth: up to 10cm (above the crown)
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.