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Darmera Peltata

FlinsterFlinster Posts: 883
Evening! I appear to be on a posting roll today! I bought a Darmera to go around my new Wildlife pond- leaf cover/height/I love it! The place I’ve planted it is not as moist (sorry!) as I thought. Would I be ok to put it in an aquatic basket/aquatic compost so that just feet of the basket are in the water, or is that too wet? 

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,376
    I would have chosen a native plant for a wildlife pond. 
  • ButtercupdaysButtercupdays Posts: 3,999
    It should be fine. Mine has grown down the bank and into the stream and isn't the least bit bothered by wet feet. it's very good for stabilising banks.
    My daughter used to play hide and seek in it when she was little - she loved it too!
  • FlinsterFlinster Posts: 883
    Thanks. I have lots of native plants in and around the pond. I also like to mix in some ornamentals around too.
  • FlinsterFlinster Posts: 883
    Thanks Buttercupdays! Job for tomorrow then.... 
  • DampGardenManDampGardenMan Posts: 1,054
    Mine has grown down the bank and into the stream and isn't the least bit bothered by wet feet. it's very good for stabilising banks.

    Good to hear this, as that's exactly what I've got! But only planted them last year - anxiously awaiting their return ...
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