Water violet (Hottonia palustris) has attractive fern like foliage with pretty very pale pink flowers in May and June. A pretty native oxygenator which likes calm clear shallow water although can go deeper once established. It prefers full sun although can struggle to establish in new ponds. Provides a good hiding place for larvae and basking sites for adult dragonflies.
Planting position: Can grow submerged in depths up to 60cm deep when established; but plant at depths of 10cm at first planting
Form: 9cm or 2 litre in an aquatic planting basket