|Waits until mid-winter to disperse its fluffy seeds |
The exclamation point in our pond - strong upright growth with brown cigar flowers. Needs a heavy, broad pot to keep from toppling over in high winds.
We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.
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|Jo Hay||Apr 13, 2012||Hi Rob,can you recommend a good wetland/pond plant site that would sell Typha Latifolia or Angustifolia and tell me whether you think that would be a good plant for my pond. I have a 4 year old 22ft pond. Frogs don't spawn in the spring but arrive in June for a summer break! Mallards flew in last summer and are back! I get Southern Hawker dragon flies and, for the first time last year, red and blue common damsel flies and the water soldier has increased from 5 plants in 2008 to 32 last summer! I live at the top of the North Downs above Otford, at 600ft above sea level, (Sevenoaks area) in Kent so the bedrock is mainly Wealden clay and flint, acidic, with Victorian planted Rhododendron running riot. Down the lane is chalk downland (with common blue and chalkhill blue butterflies) with hawthorn and deciduous woodland. Any recommendations as to what plants I should buy next to encourage more wildlife and to disuade hungry Mallards would be greatfully appreciated. The pond is fairly shady.
Thanks Jo Hay |
I'm afraid I'm not a great resource for/about aquatic plants; I know which ones I've managed to keep alive and kill, but not necessarily why, nor have I tried many of the alternative species and selections (of which there are an abundance). I would consult with experts local to your own area, who will probably have better advice than I could give.
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