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Schizostylis Coccinea 'Mrs Heggarty' problem

Hi all, 

I've got what I think is an issue with my Schizostylis Coccinea Mrs Heggarty. Do any of you guys keep this plant??

I recently purchased it to grow in a water basket (how it came) from an aquatics centre near me. It's in a shallow area of my new pond but it seems to be dying off. The leaves first started to go yellow but are now turning red! I fear it may be dying, can anyone please advise???

Here it is before planting in the pond (in the same basket)... 

Thank you! 


  • Joyce21Joyce21 Posts: 15,489
    I grow mine in the ground.  It likes damp soil.
    SW Scotland
  • LynLyn Posts: 22,867
    I grow mine in the ground as well, not in the pond. The pot looks a bit jammed, spread them out and plant up separately.  Easy to grow from seeds.

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Oh OK, thanks both! I asked the advisor in the GC did it need planting out and he said it'd be fine for another year!  :D

    Thank you guys, I'll try potting it out. The GC are selling them in water baskets. 
  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,700
    Strange to hear they are advising you to plant them like that. Even though they do prefer moist soil, I have seem them thriving in more drier soils and they do well in pots too, which is quite challenging with watering. Definitely sounds like your plant was too wet.
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 53,968
    Very strange. Moist soil and sun for them usually, but they're certainly not pond plants. Wouldn't do in the margins, or even a bog garden.
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • Thank you all!

    Oh god! Yeah in a water basket and all, bought it and had advice from a place on my logistical route to Cardiff at a place named similar to Waidenhead Aquatics!

    Strange! Well it's out of the water now so hopefully it'll pick up and I'll put it in the ground nearby! 
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