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A fantastic plant for late in the season as the attractive green and white, star-shaped bracts rise above the grass like foliage and continue into November. Making this previously insignificant plant a great addition to a pond. Little maintenance is required. Trim just above the water surface after foliage has died back in Autumn to tidy leaving a little material to protect new shoots.
Marginal Plant Guide:
Marginal plants are best placed on shelves or shallow areas within a pond. Plants with a minimum planting depth of 0cm are also suitable for planting outside of the pond in damp ground making them ideal for bog gardens. Marginal planting depths are provided as a guide only, with the depth being the amount of water between the water surface and the top of the pond basket.
We recommend that 9cm marginal plants be potted up into a larger pond basket to allow room for growth. Make sure to position these smaller sized plants no deeper than 25% of the maximum recommended planting depth to allow the plants to mature.
It is not necessary to re-pot 1ltr marginal plants however it would be beneficial, especially for taller plants above 50cm in height to help prevent them from falling over. Place this size of plant in the pond no deeper than 50% of the maximum recommended planting depth to allow the plants to establish themselves.
Given that 3ltr and 5ltr plants are larger and more established they do not require repotting, and can be placed up to the maximum recommended depth.
Growth Rate: Slow
Flowers: July to November
Position: Full sun to part shade
Planting Depth: 0-5cm
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The blue highlighted area on the map below is where we deliver on our own vehicle! Unfortunately, if you are not in one of these postcode zones we are unable to deliver certain items such as plants, small glass items and selective other products.
We offer a few different delivery options depending on the size and value of your order.
Orders over £50 qualify for free mainland UK (excludes Northern Ireland) delivery which will arrive within 3-5 working days of the order being processed.
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If you do not have one, please follow the information at https://www.gov.uk/eori
Orders Below £50 in Mainland UK will be charged a standard delivery fee of £5.99.
Additional Shipping Charges
For any orders that do not include Aquariums, the below is charged:
Next Working Day Parcel Delivery to Mainland UK - £7.99 OR £2.99 if the order is over £50
Standard Parcel Delivery to Northern Ireland £8.99
Standard Parcel Delivery to Scottish Highlands & Islands £9.99
Standard Parcel Delivery to Jersey & Guernsey £12.99
For all Aquarium deliveries (Excluding biOrbs & Smaller Aquariums), the below is charged:
Next Working Day Pallet Delivery - £20
2 Hour Booking Slot Pallet Delivery - £20
Pallet Delivery to Northern Ireland - £38
Pallet Delivery to Isle of Wight (PO36 and Above) and Scottish Highlands (AB, PH, IV1-36, IV63, KW1-14, KY, PA21-41) - £38
Pallet Delivery to Southern Ireland - £48
Pallet Delivery to Offshore postcodes (KA27-28, PA20, PA42-49, PA60-90, ZE, JE, GY. IM) - £70
Pallet Delivery to the Scottish Isles (IV40-56, KW15-17) - £90
Pallet Delivery to Outer Hebrides (HS) - £120