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Mare's Tail | Hippuris vulgaris| Oxygenating 1L Pot

Feathery floating oxygenator

The Highlights

    • An evergreen oxygenating plant which stands up out of the water or floats if submerged, Hippuris stems are stout, hollow and covered in fluffy leaves like a brush
    • Small white flowers appear in early summer amongst the leaves, almost invisible to the naked eye
    • A low growing hardy perennial which is virtually maintenance free
    • This is a UK native species which is beneficial to pond wildlife, providing shelter, shade and a place to perch for dragonflies
    • Can grow in water up to a depth of 3m and can form large colonies

Mare's Tail | Hippuris vulgaris| Oxygenating 1L Pot

Feathery floating oxygenator
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Add as many items as you like for just £6 delivery

Add as many items as you like for just £6 delivery

The Highlights

    • An evergreen oxygenating plant which stands up out of the water or floats if submerged, Hippuris stems are stout, hollow and covered in fluffy leaves like a brush
    • Small white flowers appear in early summer amongst the leaves, almost invisible to the naked eye
    • A low growing hardy perennial which is virtually maintenance free
    • This is a UK native species which is beneficial to pond wildlife, providing shelter, shade and a place to perch for dragonflies
    • Can grow in water up to a depth of 3m and can form large colonies

Know Your Plant

Supplied as:

Plant in 1L Aquatic Pot
Our pond plants are supplied in Aquatic Pots which have a mesh-like structure allowing you to plant them straight into your pond. The pot maintains the root structure as it enters the water, but allows the plants to root out into the underlying soil.
3 Plants in 1L Aquatic Pots
Plant in 2L Aquatic Pot
3 Plants in 9cm Aquatic Pots

Height on arrival:

Eventual height:

30cm

Eventual spread:

30cm
Spreads to approx 30cm within 2-5 years

Time to first crop:

Flower colour:

White
Tiny white flowers amongst the leaves

Habit:

Upright, Submerged
Stems are upright when out of water and floating when submerged

Hardiness:

Fully hardy
Hardy in all parts of the UK - no frost protection needed.

Rootstock:

Spacing:

30cm
Position plants at least 30cm apart to allow for spreading

Care Guide

Excellent pest and disease resistance

Generally pest and disease free. MORE

Grow in water

Needs a permanently wet soil. Can grow in non acid water up to 3m deep.MORE

Full sun to partial shade

Grows best in full sun but will be fine with some partial shadeMORE

Permanently moist soil

Any permanently moist or waterlogged soil - loam or clay are ideal.MORE

Feeding not required

No need to feed - this plant gets all the nutrients it needs from the soil and pond water.MORE

No pruning needed

Virtually maintenance free. You can remove excess growth to stop it spreading if necessary.MORE

For more care tips and ideas visit our Knowledge page

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