Spatterdock (Nuphar advena) Deep water pond plant


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Spatterdock (Nuphar advena)

Spatterdock (Nuphar advena) is a relative of the water lily. It has bright yellow 2.5-5cm (1-2in) flowers held above large, green, waxy leaves. This is a large plant whose leaves are often floating, however leaves submerged below or held above the water are also common. Plant in large ponds, lakes. This can be a useful habitat plant for fish and wildlife providing food, shelter, and a place of breeding. The leaves provide shade, shelter, and cover from predators for many invertebrates that fish use for food and the seeds are eaten by water fowl and other birds.

  • Spatterdock commonly occurs in ponds, lakes and sluggish streams and blooms from spring to summer.
  • Flowers June to August.
  • Grow in still or slowly moving water.
  • Position full sun or partial shade.
  • Individual plants reach 150cm (60in) across.
  • Planting depth 90-300cm (36-120in).
  • These are quite large plants and we recommend planting in a mesh basket of at least 22cm.
  • We ship all water plants bare root, this means that we wash the soil off before packing plants. During the summer months we may need to trim some of the foliage back for shipping.
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