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Over vigorous pond plant

joe.shimminjoe.shimmin Posts: 204

This plant grew awfully quickly in my pond last year and I worry that it might take over. Does anyone know what it is and what sort of spread it tends to achieve?
Thanks, Joe

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  • K67K67 Leicestershire Posts: 2,507
    Your photo isn't clear enough and as you don't know what it is I assume you didn't plant it or didn't keep the label. 
    There are some pretty rampant grasses only suitable for large ponds, I think it's a grass not an iris.
    Is it planted in the pond or in baskets?

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,602
    I'd say if you were alarmed at the growth it made last year, whip it out before it starts again this year.
    Maybe split it and have a chunk is a  basket / pot?
    Devon.
  • I don't think there's a limiting size for this kind of plant - they can spread ad-infinitum, once escaped from their container (which they do). That said, I have a yellow flag iris, and a 'bulrush' type thing in my small pond - after a while, they spread too much, but I've found it very easy to hoik them out, throw away the excess, and replant some in a pot.
  • joe.shimminjoe.shimmin Posts: 204
    It was planted in a pond. Yes it’s a grassy thing, not an iris or I wouldn’t mind it spreading a bit more. I’ll give hacking a load of it off a go this year and see how that goes. Thanks for the answers, Joe
  • joe.shimminjoe.shimmin Posts: 204
    Sorry, it was planted in a pot, in the pond!
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