- 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: Late April/May to June
- Flower colour: White
- Supplied in the 8cm pot we grow them in - for best results we recommend potting on using a 1 litre pot
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). 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 of stems as with most nurseries, but are rooted potted plants. We also see quite a lot of plants advertised under this name which are actually the flowing water Ranunculus species - they have fine, hair-like, underwater foliage at all times of the year. This is the true pond species, which has floating leaves when flowering.
Please note this plant is not really suitable for ponds containing large fish, due to its soft delicate foliage.
If designing a planting scheme, we recommend approximately 4 Ranunculus aquatilis plants per square foot of ground, or 2 plants per linear foot of pond edge. Read more here on how to pot and care for your plant