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Menyanthes (Buckbean) & Nymphoides (Fringed Water-Lily)

Buckbean belongs to a monotypic genus with only this single European and North American species, whereas Fringed Water-Lily is a Eurasian species from a large genus in Eurasia, North America, South America, Africa and Australia. Both belong to the Gentian family (Gentianaceae). Menyanthes is a suberect growing to creeping herbaceous perennial with trifoliate leaves and showy inflorescences with pure white fringed flowers. It is native of wet, marshy spots, often growing in low water at the edge of swamps and ponds in Eurasia and North America. For any humus rich, always moist soil. An excellent plant for the border of a pond. Nymphoides is a pure aquatic species with a similar habit to a water lily and showy rich yellow flowers in summer. It does best with the root stock entirely submersed in a flat pond, however it will grow in shallow water and at the edge of a pond as well.
Sow from autumn to early spring in pots filled with pure sphagnum or peat, and always cover pot with 1cm water. Seeds require a prolonged cooling period in winter before they may germinate by mid spring.
All are USDA Climate Zone 6.
20 seeds per package.
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Menyanthes trifoliata (Buckbean)

Menyanthes trifoliata (Buckbean)

20 (30)cm, Buckbean is a showy herbaceous bog plant with perennial creeping rhizomes and trifoliate leaves topped by ornamental pure white flowers with fringed petals. From humus rich, always wet soils in Eurasia and North America. Best grown as border plant of a pond or in water filled pots. III-IV.
20 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package7110 € 3,99
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Nymphoides peltata (Yellow Fringed Water-Lily)

Nymphoides peltata (Yellow Fringed Water-Lily)

50cm, Yellow Fringed Water-Lily or Yellow Floating Heart is an aquatic Eurasien species with waterlily-like small cordate leaves and several ornamental, rich yellow flowers with fringed petals throughout summer. Best grown with a submersed rootstock some 40cm deep in a pond. Will grow satisfyingly in shallow water at the edge of a pond as well. VI-VIII.
20 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package7169 € 4,99