Gardens Winter plants
you recommend any plants that can I grow in my garden pond to give
some life and interest over winter?
water hawthorne (Aponogeton distacyus) is the best. It has
strap-like leaves and unusual, white, vanilla-scented flowers. Best
of all, it flowers during winter. It will also grow in the shade,
in water up to 2m deep and in moving water.
The water hawthorne
needs frequent feeding with an aquatic fertiliser such as Tetra
Lily Grow to keep up flower production. The only drawback to this
versatile plant is that it looks a bit scruffy in summer - but hey,
you can't have everything.
Gardener, Issue 86, 2001, Page 22
Reproduced with permission from the former Weekend Gardener magazine. The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the RNZIH.