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We want you to be successful in growing your pond plants and are using top quality components to enhance the experience. Pond plants are essential in creating a healthy ecosystem in your pond, as they provide filtration because their roots absorb nutrients out of the water that might otherwise cause algae. Keeping the water clear. They also provide oxygen. These deep water emergent plant roots grow deep underwater in planters on the pond bottom. Leaves and flowers emerge and spread upon the surface adding color, beauty, shade and protection for your water garden inhabitants. Our water plant kits come with everything needed to grow your plant; basket, fabric basket liner, plant, medium, gravel and fertilizer. What is a pond without pond plants?
About this Variety
Plants of the genus Nymphaea are commonly known as Water Lilies. The roots are rhizomatous, growing rounded leaves and showy bowl, star shaped flowers. While there are no true black flowers of any kind yet, this almost black Nymphaea comes very close. The flowers are deep, deep red that are blackish at the center. The pads start out red and mature to green. Very popular choice for its enticing looks. Hardy, free-flowering with peony shaped blooms.
- Aquatic plants bring color to ponds
- Creates a wildlife habitat for pond animals
- Showy blooms
- Easy to grow
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Grows 6-12" tall
Plant 5" apart, 1-6" deep
Grow as Perennial in zones 3-11. Grow as Annual elsewhere.
Spring to summer is a good time to plant. The water is warming up and the plants should establish well. Pond plants generally prefer water temperatures above 60°F to initiate growth. Our kit comes with everything needed; basket, fabric basket liner, soil, stones, plant food and the plant. To grow follow the following steps: 1. Unpack the box of components. 2. Remove the fabric bag with soil and bag with stones from the plastic bag. 3. Neatly place the black fabric bag with soil into the basket. 4. With scissors, shorten the black fabric bag about 1.5" above the rim of the basket. 5. Add the plant food tabs by pushing them into the clay. Remove the root from its package, sphagnum moss and all, and plant it in the center of the basket. Leave the tips slightly exposed. 6. Fold the fabric bag back over onto the top of the soil. This should leave an opening in the middle for the plant to grow. If not, cut the bag back some more. 7. Place the stones on top of the basket to weigh it down. 8. Before placing the basket into the pond, water it heavily several times to settle and solidify the soil. It's best to do this several times. 9. Submerge the entire basket into the pond, about a foot at a time, until you have it at the location of your choice.
To make your pond look natural and balanced, it is usually best to choose a variety of plants, instead of three of the same variety for example. One plant will cover approximately 15 square feet in five years or so.