Water lily (Nymphaea) ‘Perry’s Fire Opal’23rd July 2019
Ecopond Mud Muncher3rd August 2019
Lizard’s tail (Saururus cernuus) bears drooping spikes of tiny white fragrant flowers from June to August set against dark green heart to lanceolate shaped leaves. The flowers, leaves and roots have a pleasant citrus scent. A native of North America it is also less commonly known as the ‘Water Dragon’. The flower spikes gently nod in the breeze, and the common and latin names refer to these nodding flower spikes. Happiest in part shade but will also tolerate full sun or shade, though in full sun the leaves may yellow a little. Can be planted in pond margins in still or slowly moving water or the bog garden.
Saururus comes from saurus (lizard )and cernuus means nodding
Planting position: Marginal up to 15cm deep or bog garden in full sun or part shade
Form: 9cm (0.5 litre) in a solid pot or 1 and 2 litre in an aquatic basket -please select size below
Recommended basket size min./ideal: 2 litre round/3.5 litre round
(Recommended basket sizes are for potting up 9cm (0.5 litre) plants only as these are supplied in solid pots. Larger sized plants are already in aquatic baskets so can go straight in the pond, however they may need potting up or splitting at some point)