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- Position: full sun or partial shade
- Depth of water: 0-8cm (0-3in)
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: June to August
- Flower colour: insignificant brown flowers
- Hardiness: fully hardy
Commonly found on damp moors and grassland, this perennial makes a fine addition to the margins of a pond. The upright stems are dark green and in summer are accompanied by tight clusters of small brown flowers. Wonderful for adding vertical interest beside water, it will also grow in pots and containers provided there is reliable moisture.
- Garden care: From mid-spring to early summer lift and divide congested colonies.
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Q:hi. i have a belfast sink that i'm making into a small wildlife pond. would this plant be suitable for that and does it come ready planted in a suitable container for being underwater? i assume i won't need to re-pot it?
thanks. annie xAsked on 3/4/2016 by annie pritchard from United Kingdom
Provided it is not plunged too deeply into the sink, this plant should be fine for your new pond. It is currently in a 1-litre pot, so really I would advise potting it up so it has room to grow on.Answered on 4/4/2016 by Helen from crocus
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