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  • Eventual height: 0.2m
  • Eventual spread: 0.5m

Hippuris vulgaris


5 year guarantee
11cm aquatic pot £10.99

This perennial dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: aquatic compost
  • Rate of growth: fast-growing
  • Hardiness: frost hardy (may need winter protection)

    With masses of soft, bottle brush-like shoots, Hippuris vulgaris makes an attractive marginal plant. In large natural ponds and lakes when grown in deep water, it’s a superb oxygenating plant, maintains clean, healthy pond water and provides protected environments for small fish and wildlife. Careful management of this aquatic plant is advised as it is a vigorous grower.

  • Garden care: Plant into a 5lt/10lt planting basket using aquatic compost and place on a shelf in the pond. Fill the planting basket so the crown of the plant is level with the rim. Top dress the soil with 1cm of pea gravel.