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Ranunculus aquatilis - Water Crowfoot

Regular price £3.95

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  • Approximate height: Mature leaves float on the water surface with flowers held slightly above
  • Recommended water depth over crown of plant: 15 - 60cm (6 - 24 inches)
  • Flowering time: May to June
  • Flower colour: White
  • Supplied in the 8cm square pot and light soil we grow them in - we recommend potting on using a 1 litre pot and aquatic soil

​Undoubtedly one of our prettiest native oxygenators, this attractive plant produces two types of leaves - submerged foliage with very finely cut feathery leaves, and then in late spring/early summer floating three-lobed leaves are produced as the plant flowers. If grown in very shallow water it can even produce a third kind of foliage - delicate upright stems above the water surface, as in the first picture.

When in flower and viewed from a distance the water looks like it's been dusted with snow. Very pretty. The foliage will die back for the summer after flowering, and will then re-grow again in the fine feathery form in late summer/autumn as temperatures cool.

The Ranunculus aquatilis plants we sell are not loose bunches as with some nurseries, but are rooted established plants.

Please note this plant is not really suitable for ponds containing large fish, due to its soft delicate foliage.

Read more here on how to pot and care for your plant

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