Pond plant help
Guernsey Donkey2 Posts: 6,713
Our local garden centre has just a few pond plants in at the moment - can you tell me a. if these are invasive and b. are they suitable for oxygenating the water? One is Brazilian Micro sword or Lilaeopsis and the other is Mares Tail - Hippuris.
So many species are sold which are not really appropriate for domestic ponds, as they can either puncture liners (ie bullrush, greater spearwort)
The danger Ive found is that many garden centres are selling invasive species either wrongly named, or with frankly made up names. I have seen them printed on fancy looking colour photographic labels, but completley the wrong name for the pictured plant. Id check the foliage carefully to see it is the species it is being sold as.
Ive found this site http://www.devonpondplants.co.uk (are links allowed, not sure? happy to remove if not) very useful for their honest opinions on how suitable each species is. I havent actually bought anything from them though so cant vouch for their plants, I only discovered it after stocking up, and promptly removed and destroyed a couple of plants as a result!