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Frog Attracting 7cm Pond Plant Starter Pack with Floating Rings

The Frog Attracting Pond starter pack is an ideal group of plants to encourage frogs to come to your pond. They are tall, provide cover and encourage insects to the pond that frogs will greedily feed on.

 Starter kit includes:

1 x Dwarf papyrus

1 x Gardeners Garters

1 x Water Iris

1 x Blue Carex

2 x Knobby club rush

 

Dwarf Papyrus 

Perennial

Position:                                Part shade (shade-tolerant) to full sun

Flowers:                                Green Seed spike

Submersible:                        To a depth of 5cm

Height:                                  To 60cm

Foliage:                                 Produces foliage above the water line

Origin:                                   Africa

Cover:                                    Provides shelter and cover for frogs

Oxygenator:                         No

Propagation:                         Division or seed

 

Dwarf Papyrus (Cyperus papyrus nana) is one of the classic pond plants. It is a perennial plant that grows best in sunny damp conditions but will tolerate water to a depth of 5cm over the base of the plant. Dwarf Papyrus can grow to 60cm high and forms clumps that slowly increase in volume via rhizomes that spread along boggy areas of the pond or in a pot.  Its tight clumping nature makes ideal as a plant for attracting frogs to your pond. It is always best to plant Dwarf Papyrus in a pot as they are difficult to remove once established in a pond. They produce a star shaped seed head and can be grown from seed as well as via division.

Gardeners Garters 

Perennial plant

Position - Part shade

Flowers - small seed spike

Submersible - To a depth of 5cm (remove tall foliage when using with a ring)Foliage -

Produced above water

Origin - Northern Africa (including Egypt and Nigeria)

Grows - to 60cm (width) and 100cm (high)

Cover - Excellent cover for frogs

Oxygenator - No

Edible - No

Propagation- Division

Gardeners Garters Phalaris arundinacea is a tall spreading grass with green-and-white-striped foliage and it also forms a narrow pale green flower. Its tall clumping nature encourages insects making it an excellent plant for attracting frogs to your pond. It’s a real all-rounder in water gardens as it will tolerate full sun through to dappled shade. It looks its best when grown on mass and due to its quick-growing nature, it can be divided up into multiple plants throughout the warmer months.

The variegated leaf makes for an excellent contrast plant in any pond.

Water Iris

Perennial plant

Size:                  30cm to 1 mtr tall

Position:           Full sun to part shade but flowers best in full sun

Flowers:            Yes Light Blue in colour

Submersible:     Yes to a depth of 10cm

Foliage:             Produces Foliage above the water

Origin:              Native to the US

Cover:              Great habitat for frogs

Oxygenator:     No

Propagation:   Division

 

In a water garden, Iris provides height and definition and although they only flower once a year, it’s well worth the wait.  Frogs love Water Iris in a water garden, as they provide shelter from predators in the pond. They can easily be propagated via division and depending on the size of the pot will need dividing on a yearly basis.

Although referred to as Water Iris , there are actually five different species of this genus , Iris hexagona, Iris nelsonii,Iris giganticaerulea,Iris brevicaulis and Iris fulva, all of which originate from the United States in the swamps of Louisiana. 


Blue Carex

Position:           Full sun (Vertical Growth) Part Shade (Semi weeping)

Flowers:            No

Submersible:    No (Shallow water)

Foliage:             Produces upright foliage 

Origin:              Europe, Western and Central Asia

Cover:              Provides cover for frogs

Oxygenator:     No

Propagation:    Division

The Blue Sedge (Carex Riparia), is a beautiful pond plant that adds a unique blue/grey colour to your pond. It is perfect for attracting frogs and creating a vibrant and natural look in your pond. It thrives in shallow water and can grow vertically when exposed to full sun or have a semi-weeping growth pattern in a pond with part shade. It has a striking appearance and ability to enhance the ecosystem of your pond, 

 

Knobbly Club Rush

Position:           Part shade (shade-tolerant) to full sun

Flowers:            No (Globe like seed heads)

Submersible:    To a depth of 1cm

Foliage:             Produces upright foliage  

Origin:              Native to Australia

Cover:              Provides cover for frogs

Propagation:     Division

Oxygenator:     No

Knobbly Clubrush (Ficinia nodosa) is the perfect Australian Native Plant for growing and emphasizing your pond’s borders. Growing up to 50cm tall Ficinia nodosa is absolutely fantastic for frogs as the upright leaves are a great invitation for them to come and visit on top of the plant It is hardy grows in a variety different weather conditions.