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Starter Pond Collection
Ranunculus flammula
Myosotis scorpioides
Caltha palustris
Lythrum salicaria
Butomus umbellatus
Alisma plantago
Water mint (Mentha aquatica)
Pond plant collection
Hornwort - native oxygenator

Pond Collection: Starter Pond Collection

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Pond Plant Collection
This lovely collection of native British pond plants is what you will need to plant up your pond. We've selected the best plants we could think of for wildlife and aesthetic appeal, and supply them as generous 110cc plug plants or bare root, depending on availability. We will include 6 different species in the collections. It includes plants for different depths of water and damp margins; each species is labelled with planting instructions.

Typically you will need 5 plants per metre of pond circumference or more, depending on the width of the area needing planting. The 42 plant collection will typically suit ponds from 5m to 10m cirucmference, for example.

All these wildflowers are grown from seed in a specialist nursery in the UK. They're grown without the use of peat, fungicides or pesticides.

This collection will be all you will need for a pond with from a 5m circumference. If you order 2 collections or more we will include a deeper water species too (see below), which will come with the oxygenators. The plants for the 77 plant collections and bigger are in trays, and for the smaller 42 plant collection in biodegradable bags. 

Please note that this photo was taken in high summer; plants supplied at the beginning of the season may still even be dormant and will look quite different!

In addition to the 51 plants we also include bunches of a native oxygenator with each collection, which we buy in from a specialist grower in Cornwall. Depending on seasonal availability this is usually Hornwort (Ceratophyllum demersum) or could be Crowfoot (Ranunculus aquatilis), Water starwort (Callitriche stagnalis), Hottonia palustris, or similar. The bigger the collection, the more we will include. We may send these separately to the other plants as they have to be sent out completely fresh.

If you want more diversity then you can add some of the the pond edge seed mix to this collection.

Please note that these plants are only available on a seasonal basis. The nursery grows new stock from autumn to spring, so we do not deliver over this period.

Plants are selected from the following:

Pond Edge:
Marsh Marigold (Caltha palustris)
Water Plantain(Alisma plantago)
Water forget-me-not (Myosotis scorpioides)
Yellow Flag Iris (Iris pseudacorus)
Purple Loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria)
Water mint (Mentha aquatica)
Soft rush (Juncus effusus) or Carex acuta (Acute sedge)
Brooklime (Veronica beccabunga)

Deeper Water (larger sizes only):
Lesser Spearwort (Ranunculus flammula)

Supplier: Gower Wildflowers