Frogbit. Hydrocharis Morsus Ranae. Native. Floating plant
Frogbit, Hydrocharis Morsus Ranae is a small floating plant native in Britain, and a good choice for a small pool. It looks like a tiny water lily with rounded, glossy floating leaves. A succession of small white flowers appears in summer. The pretty delicate flowers are white with a yellow centre and measure 2-3cm across when mature.
Please note this is a small plant around the size of a 1cm – 2cm when purchasing starting its growth in May and developing to around 5cm as it matures. Available between May and June for sale. It will naturally die back after flowering in the autumn. It survives as small buds that sink to the bottom of the pond. You will see new growth start to appear in the spring pending depth of the pond as not frost hardy.
- Position – still water, any aspect.
- Depth sufficient for the bottom to remain unfrozen during winter
- Simply gently drop into your pond and allow to float on the water’s surface
- Flowers from July to August with small white flowers.
- Allow to naturally die back, small buds sink to the bottom of your pond and will regrow the following year depending on frost.
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