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Shield Pennywort (Hydrocotyle sibthorpioides) with floating ring

Shield Pennywort (Hydrocotyle sibthorpioides) can be a slow growing plant that forms a dense mat with the appearance of little umbrellas. We recommend feeding it with a slow-release, aquatic-friendly fertiliser, Pond Plantz Time Release Fertilizer to get good growth.  It has shiny green leaves with a slight ruffle around the edge. It is a versatile plant that will grow both submersed and on the boggy margins of your pond. It will grow well in part shade and is an ideal plant for the edge of the pond as it copes in damp soil to boggy soil conditions.

Perennial plant

Position: Full sun to part shade

Flower: yes small white flowers

Submersible: To a depth of 10cm

Foliage: Produced above the water line

Origin: Australia

Grows: creeping ground cover

Cover: for frogs’ fish and fry when grown submersed

Oxygenator: No

Size: Unlimited in width as continually sends out runners approx. 10cm in height

Edible: No