WATER PLANTS

 

When you receive your water plant pots from Triffid Park, these MUST sit in water at all times (except Patio Pots - see below). 
Any sort of trough or tray that will hold water will do.  Half wine barrels, decorative pots with no holes, ponds, etc are great and inspire the imagination. 
Fill the trays with minimum 1-2 inches of water, up to half way up the pot.  Remember, customers don't want to put their arms in a pond of smelly water!
Because these are water plants, overhead watering once a day is not enough to keep them wet.  They MUST sit in water. 

This also shows your customers that they are Water Plants and not pot plants.

We do make sure that the plants are wet enough to travel for 3-4 days in transport.

 

OXYGENATING WATER PLANTS

Oxygenating water plants, like all plants provide oxygen in the daytime.  At night this process is reversed and they use some of the oxygen as they respire.
The benefit of this is that they absorb nutrients such as ammonia, nitrates and nitrites as well as other minerals and salts, thus conditioning and balancing the water in the pond. 

If these are allowed to build up, they can become toxic to the fish and other aquatic life. 

Algae’s also like to use nutrients to grow and take over the pond, so the oxygenating plants act like nutrient sponges and stop the algae’s taking over.
 

AUSTRALIAN NATIVE WATER PLANTS

A native habitat water garden, wetland or pond landscaped with Australian native water plants provide shelter and even nesting materials for indigenous wildlife.

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TRIFFID PARK PATIO POTS

Patio pots are a square pot with no drainage holes in them.  No pond is required to display them for either the nursery

or the customer. Just place the patio pot in the full sun and keep topped up with water.     However these can also be

fully submerged in a pond. They have a carry handle which can be unclipped by the customer when they get home

to put in their pond.  This is not a hanging basket.  Easy to transport.     Easy to market.

When you receive your Patio Pots, they will have very little

water in them for transport.  These need to be filled to the

top of the pot with water.  The leaves of the plants will then

float back up to the surface and look their best for sales

presentation.

Now anyone can grow water lilies on the patio, balcony,

in the garden, or in a pond.

WATER PLANT

FERTILISER TABLETS

Triffid Park uses and recommends these Water Plant Fertiliser Tablets which will ensure your customers get the best results from their water plants by providing them with a good source of essential nutrients and trace elements.

Packets are not fully waterproof, so hang them undercover with your other fertilisers.

Encourages flowers, green foliage and healthy leaf growth on water lilies and all water plants.

AMAZON QUEEN

Colocasia esculenta - Amazon

A stunning water plant with shiny deep green leaves and deep purple stems.

FLOWERING: Yellow flowers in late summer

HEIGHT: Grows to 2 metres tall

POSITION: Grow in a semi shaded position in the shallow waters around the edges of ponds, dams and wet lands 5-10cm deep. 

Can also be grown in decorative water pot with no hole. 

FROST: Frost tender.  Goes dormant for winter in Southern States of Australia.

CARE: Fertilise in spring with one of Triffid Park’s water plant fertilizer tablets to encourage new growth at the start of the growing season. 
Then again at the start of summer, and the start of autumn to encourage healthy growth and green foliage.
AVAILABLE: Australia wide

POT SIZE: 140mm and 200mm 

BLACK MAGIC

Colocasia esculenta – Black Magic

A gorgeous water plant with stunning purple/black heart shaped leaves.

New leaves come out green and turn black with maturity.

HEIGHT: Grows to 1.5 metres tall

POSITION: Grow in full sun to a semi shaded position in the shallow waters around the edges of ponds, dams and wet lands 5-10cm deep.   Make sure the top of the pot is out of the water. 

FROST: Frost tender.  Goes dormant for winter in Southern States of Australia.

CARE: Fertilise in spring with one of Triffid Park’s water plant fertilizer tablets to encourage new growth at the start of the growing season.

Then again at the start of summer, and the start of autumn to encourage healthy growth and green foliage.
AVAILABLE: Australia wide
POT SIZE: 140mm and 200mm

CIGAR RUSH
Lepironia articulata

AUSTRALIAN NATIVE

Tall greyish-green rush like foliage.

Great habitat for water birds.

FLOWERING: Dark brown spikes that resemble the shape of a cigar.

HEIGHT: Grows to 2.5 metres in height

POSITION: Grow in full sun to part shade in the shallow waters around the edges of ponds, dams and wet lands 5-10cm deep. 

Can also be grown in decorative water pot with no hole. 

FROST: frost hardy

CARE: Fertilise in spring with one of Triffid Park’s water plant fertilizer tablets to encourage new growth at the start of the growing season. 
Then again at the start of summer, and the start of autumn to encourage healthy growth and green foliage.
AVAILABLE: Australia wide

POT SIZE: 140mm

COURT JESTER
Houttuynia cordata

A running herb with green arrow head leaves with splashes of red, pink and yellow throughout.
Also known as Swamp Pepper or Chameleon Plant.

FLOWERING: Small white flowers in early summer.

HEIGHT: 20 cm

POSITION: Grow in full sun to part shade in the shallow waters around the edges of ponds, dams and wet lands 5-10cm deep. 

Can also be grown in decorative water pot with no hole. 

FROST: frost hardy – goes dormant for winter

CARE: Fertilise in spring with one of Triffid Park’s water plant fertilizer tablets to encourage new growth at the start of the growing season. 
Then again at the start of summer, and the start of autumn to encourage healthy growth and green foliage.
AVAILABLE: Australia wide

POT SIZE: 130mm

DWARF ARUM LILY

Zantedescia aethiopica

Water plant with green arum leaves.

FLOWERING: White arum like flowers all year round.

HEIGHT: Grows to 30cm tall

POSITION: Grow in full sun to part shade in the shallow waters around the edges of ponds, dams and wet lands 5-10cm deep. 

Can also be grown in decorative water pot with no hole. 

FROST: protect from frost

CARE: Fertilise in spring with one of Triffid Park’s water plant fertilizer tablets to encourage new growth and flower formation at the start of the growing season. 
Then again at the start of summer, and the start of autumn to encourage healthy growth and green foliage.
AVAILABLE: Australia wide - except for South Australia and Western Australia

POT SIZE: 140mm

DWARF PAPYRUS

Cyperus prolifera

An evergreen waterplant with tassel heads on grass like stems. 

Provides shelter for frogs and fish. 
HEIGHT: Grows up to 45cm tall.

POSITION: Grow in full sun to part shade in the shallow waters around the edges of ponds, dams and wet lands 5-10cm deep. 

Can also be grown in decorative water pot with no hole. 

FROST: Frost sensative.

CARE: Fertilise in spring with one of Triffid Park’s water plant fertilizer tablets to encourage new growth at the start of the growing season. 
Then again at the start of summer, and the start of autumn to encourage healthy growth and green foliage.
AVAILABLE: Australia wide

POT SIZE: 140mm

ELEPHANT  EARS  (TARO)
Colocasia esculenta antiquorum

Stunning large elephant ear shaped  leaves.
FLOWERING: Yellow arum like flowers in summer

HEIGHT: Grows to 1.8 metres tall.

POSITION: Grow in full sun to part shade in the shallow waters around the edges of ponds, dams and wet lands 5-10cm deep. 

Can also be grown in decorative water pot with no hole. 

FROST: Frost sensative

CARE: Fertilise in spring with one of Triffid Park’s water plant fertilizer tablets to encourage new growth at the start of the growing season. 
Then again at the start of summer, and the start of autumn to encourage healthy growth and green foliage.
AVAILABLE: Australia wide

POT SIZE: 140mm and 200mm

JAPANESE VARIEGATED SWEET FLAG
Acorus gramineus ‘variegatus’

Silvery-green leaves with creamy-white stripes.
HEIGHT: Grows to 30cm tall.

POSITION: Grow in full sun to part shade in the shallow waters around the edges of ponds, dams and wet lands 5-10cm deep. 

Can also be grown in decorative water pot with no hole. 

FROST: Frost tolerant.

CARE: Fertilise in spring with one of Triffid Park’s water plant fertilizer tablets to encourage new growth at the start of the growing season. 
Then again at the start of summer, and the start of autumn to encourage healthy growth and green foliage.
AVAILABLE: Australia wide

POT SIZE: 130mm

MARE'S TAIL

Hippuris vulgaris

OXYGENATOR: An oxygenating water plant which helps to maintain a clean and healthy pond. 

Provides shelter for frogs and fish and good for spawning. 

HEIGHT: Long narrow green leaves arranged in whorls up to 60cm long, which float on the waters surface. Cut back leaves if they are getting too long. 

POSITION: Grow in full sun to part shade

in the shallow waters around the edges of ponds, dams and wet lands 5-20cm deep. 

Can be fully submerged. 

Can also be grown in decorative water pot with no hole. 

FROST: Frost hardy.

CARE: Fertilise in spring with one of Triffid Park’s water plant fertilizer tablets to encourage new growth at the start of the growing season. 
Then again at the start of summer, and the start of autumn to encourage healthy growth and green foliage.
AVAILABLE: Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia only
POT SIZE: 130mm 

MINIATURE FRINGE WATER LILY

Nymphoides geminata

AUSTRALIAN NATIVE
Small round wavy leaves.  Good shelter for fish and frogs from sun and predators.

FLOWERING: Attractive water plant with masses of small yellow frilled star shaped flowers in summer. 

HEIGHT: Leaves float on waters surface.

POSITION: Grow in full sun to semi shade.  Suitable for small garden ponds or grow between the pond edge and deeper water in larger ponds and dams. 
Fully submersible from 20-40cm deep.  Can also be grown in decorative water pots with no holes 20-40cm deep.

FROST: Frost tolerant.

CARE: Fertilise in spring with one of Triffid Park’s water plant fertilizer tablets to encourage new growth and flowers at the start of the growing season. 
Then again at the start of summer, for flowering and the start of autumn to encourage healthy growth and green foliage.

AVAILABLE: Australia wide

POT SIZE: 200mm patio pot

MINIATURE FRINGE MOSAIC

WATER LILY

Nymphoides geminata

AUSTRALIAN NATIVE:
Attractive water plant  with small round wavy purple-green patterned leaves.  Good shelter for fish and frogs from sun and predators.

FLOWERING: masses of small yellow frilled star shaped flowers in summer.
HEIGHT: leaves sit on waters surface.

POSITION: Grow in full sun to semi shade.  Suitable for small garden ponds or grow between the pond edge and deeper water in larger ponds and dams.  Fully submersible from 20-40cm deep. 

FROST: Frost tolerant.

CARE: Fertilise in spring with one of Triffid Park’s water plant fertilizer tablets to encourage new growth at the start of the growing season.  Then again at the start of summer for flowering, and the start of autumn to encourage healthy growth and green foliage.

AVAILABLE: Australia wide

POT SIZE: 200mm patio pot

NARDOO - RAINBOW

Marsilea mutica

AUSTRALIAN NATIVE
4 lobed-clover like leaves that float on the water varying in color from light green through to rustic brown in color.  Provides shelter for frogs and fish. 

HEIGHT: 10cm tall with leaves floating on surface of water.

POSITION: Grow in full sun to part shade in the shallow waters around the edges of ponds, dams and wet lands

5-50cm deep.  Can also be grown in decorative water pot with no hole. 

FROST: Frost hardy as it dies down for winter.

CARE: Fertilise in spring with one of Triffid Park’s water plant fertilizer tablets to encourage new growth at the start of the growing season. 
Then again at the start of summer, and the start of autumn to encourage healthy growth and green foliage.

AVAILABLE: Australia wide

POT SIZE: 130mm

PAPYRUS GRASS

Cyperus papyrus

A tall sedge grass from the ancient Egyptians.  A dense head of fine branchlets top a triangular stem

HEIGHT: 2-3 metres

POSITION: Grow in full sun to part shade in the shallow waters around the edges of ponds, dams and wet lands 5-20cm deep. 

Can also be grown in decorative water pot with no hole. 

FROST: Frost tender until it gets established.

CARE: Fertilise in spring with one of Triffid Park’s water plant fertilizer tablets to encourage new growth at the start of the growing season. 
Then again at the start of summer, and the start of autumn to encourage healthy growth and green foliage.

AVAILABLE: Australia wide

POT SIZE: 200mm

PICKEREL RUSH - PURPLE

Pontederia cordata - purple

Green heart or spade shaped leaves.

FLOWERING: Small purple flowers packed tightly together on a tall spike in summer.

HEIGHT: Grows to 60cm tall

POSITION: Grow in full sun to part shade in the shallow waters around the edges of ponds, dams and wet lands 5-30cm deep. 

Can also be grown in decorative water pot with no hole. 

FROST: Frost hardy - Goes dormant for winter

CARE: Fertilise in spring with one of Triffid Park’s water plant fertilizer tablets to encourage new growth and flowers at the start of the growing season. 
Then again at the start of summer, and the start of autumn to encourage healthy growth and green foliage.

AVAILABLE: Australia wide

POT SIZE: 140mm

SACRED LOTUS

Nelumbo Nucifer

Provides shelter for fish and frogs from sun and predators and for fish and frog spawning.

FLOWERING: Tall flowers that stick up out of the water. Flowers late spring into summer and early autumn. 

HEIGHT: First set of rounded leaves float on the waters surface, and second set for the season stand up out of water.

POSITION: Grow around the edges of ponds and wet lands 20cm - 30cm deep.  Plant at bottom of shallow pond and new leaves will grow to the surface. Growing container must be round,not square, for the root runners, to run around.  Can also be grown in decorative water pot at least 60cm wide with no hole.
They require at least 6 hours of direct sun light per day to produce flowers in the growing season.

FROST: Frost hardy – These lotus are perennial temperate and can survive frosts because the leaves go dormant in winter. 

CARE: Fertilise in spring with one of Triffid Park’s water plant fertilizer tablets to encourage new growth at the start of the growing season. 

AVAILABLE: Australia wide

POT SIZE: 200mm

SARRACENIA

Sarracenia

Carnivorous plants that will thrive in pond conditions.  Colors and shapes of traps vary between varieties. 
FLOWERING: Gorgeous flowers in spring that look like upside down Umbrellas.

HEIGHT: 10cm – 1 metre depends on variety

POSITION: Grow in full sun to part shade in the shallow waters around the edges of ponds and wet lands.  Do not plant out, sit the pot on bricks etc to raise up so the pot is about 5-10cm in the water with top of pot exposed.

FROST: Frost hardy – the low growing varieties will tolerate frost.  The taller varieties will go dormant for winter.

CARE: Fertilise in spring with Seasol and Powerfeed mixed together at about 50% of the recommended rate.

AVAILABLE: Australia wide

POT SIZE: 130mm

SHIELD  PENNYWORT
Hydrocotyle bonariensis

Round green leaves with scalloped edges.  Leaves stand above the water surface.

FLOWERING: Small white flowers in early summer.

HEIGHT: Grows to 20cm tall

POSITION: Grow in full sun to part shade in the shallow waters around the edges of ponds, dams and wet lands 5-10cm deep. 

Can also be grown in decorative water pot with no hole. 

FROST: Frost hardy – goes dormant for winter

CARE: Fertilise in spring with one of Triffid Park’s water plant fertilizer tablets to encourage new growth at the start of the growing season. 
Then again at the start of summer, and the start of autumn to encourage healthy growth and green foliage.

AVAILABLE: Australia wide except for Western Australia

POT SIZE: 130mm

UMBRELLA  GRASS

Cyperus alternifolius

Deep green water plant with umbrella like heads.

Provides shelter for frogs and fish.

HEIGHT: Grows to 1 metre in height. 

POSITION: Grow in full sun to part shade in the shallow waters around the edges of ponds, dams and wet lands 5-10cm deep.  Can also be grown in decorative water pot with no hole.

FROST: Frost tolerant

CARE: Fertilise in spring with one of Triffid Park’s water plant fertilizer tablets to encourage new growth at the start of the growing season. 
Then again at the start of summer, and the start of autumn to encourage healthy growth and green foliage.

AVAILABLE: Australia wide

POT SIZE: 140mm

WATER HIBISCUS - SCARLETT STAR

Hibiscus coccinea

Attractive perennial water plant with multi lobed leaves, becoming more burgundy in color the more sun they get.

FLOWERING: Stunning red star shaped flowers in summer

HEIGHT: Grows to 2 metres tall

POSITION: Grow in full sun to semi shade in the shallow waters around the edges of ponds, dams and wet lands 0-20cm deep.  Make sure the top of the pot is out of the water. 
Can also be grown in decorative water pot with no hole. 

FROST: Frost tolerant – goes dormant for winter. Cut back stems to ground level.

CARE: Fertilise in spring when new growth appears with one of Triffid Park’s water plant fertilizer tablets.
Then again at the start of Summer to encourage flowering, and the start of autumn to encourage healthy growth and green foliage.

AVAILABLE: Australia wide

POT SIZE: 200mm

WATER HIBISCUS - TEXAS STAR WHITE

Hibiscus coccinea 'alba'

Attractive perennial water plant with multi lobed green leaves.

FLOWERING: Stunning white star shaped flowers in summer.

HEIGHT: Grows to 2 metres tall.

POSITION: Grow in full sun to semi shade in the shallow waters around the edges of ponds, dams and wet lands 0-20cm deep.  Make sure the top of the pot is out of the water. 
Can also be grown in decorative water pot with no hole. 

FROST: Frost tolerant – goes dormant for winter. Cut back stems to ground level.

CARE: Fertilise in spring when new growth appears with one of Triffid Park’s water plant fertilizer tablets.
Then again at the start of Summer to encourage flowering, and the start of autumn to encourage healthy growth and green foliage.

AVAILABLE: Australia wide

POT SIZE: 200mm

WATER HIBISCUS - FIREBALL

Hibiscus moscheutos

Stunning perennial water plant. Leaves and trunk turn burgundy in the sun

FLOWERING: Gigantic flame red colored flowers up to 30cm wide in late summer to early autumn.

HEIGHT: Grows to 1.2 metres tall

POSITION: Grow in full sun to semi shade in the shallow waters around the edges of ponds, dams and wet lands 5-20cm deep. Make sure the top of the pot is out of the water. 

Can also be grown in decorative water pot with no hole. 

FROST: Frost tolerant – goes dormant for winter. Cut back stems to ground level.

CARE: Fertilise in spring when new growth appears with one of Triffid Park’s water plant fertilizer tablets.
Then again at the start of summer to encourage flowering, and the start of autumn to encourage healthy growth and green foliage.

AVAILABLE: Australia wide

POT SIZE: 200mm

WATER LILIES

Nymphaea  

Triffid Park's innovative PATIO POT makes Water Lilies a top seller. 
We tip most of the water out for transport.  When you receive them, fill the pot to the top with water, and place in the full sun. 

NO POND REQUIRED - you do not need a pond to display our water lilies.  They are their own miniature pond.

When your customer takes them home, they can simply remove the carry handle, and place the pot on the bottom of the pond, so that the water flows in over the top.

Or for dams, slip the plant out of the pot, and plant or weigh down on the bottom of the dam 30 - 150cm deep.

Many colors and varieties available.  See below for colours and care instructions.

Water lilies do not like splashing fountains, so still or slow moving water is best.

They can be grown in anything from small tubs with no holes, to ponds, water troughs, old baths,lakes and dams.

In a decorative pot, think of them as a potted plant, growing in water, and then you can grow it on your patio, verandah, balcony etc.

APRICOT FLOWERING WATER LILIES

Nymphaea  

Provides shelter for fish and frogs from sun and predators and for fish and frog spawning.

FLOWERING: Flowers late spring into summer and early autumn. 

HEIGHT: Rounded variegated leaves float on the waters surface.

POSITION: Grow in full sun around the edges of ponds, dams and wet lands 30cm-150cm deep.  Plant at bottom of pond and new leaves will grow to the surface. 
They require at least 6 hours of direct sun light per day to produce flowers.

Can also be grown in decorative water pot with no hole. 

FROST: Frost hardy – water lilies can survive frosts because the leaves go dormant in winter.  Apricot flowering water lilies do tend to hold a few leaves over winter.

CARE: Fertilise in spring with one of Triffid Park’s water plant fertilizer tablets to encourage new growth and flower formation at the start of the growing season. 
Then again at the start of summer, and the start of autumn to encourage healthy growth and green foliage.

AVAILABLE: Australia wide

POT SIZE: 200mm patio pot

PINK FLOWERING WATER LILIES

Nymphaea  

Provides shelter for fish and frogs from sun and predators and for fish and frog spawning.

FLOWERING: Flowers late spring into summer and early autumn. 

HEIGHT: Rounded leaves float on the waters surface.

POSITION: Grow in full sun around the edges of ponds, dams and wet lands 30cm-150cm deep.  Plant at bottom of pond and new leaves will grow to the surface. 
They require at least 6 hours of direct sun light per day to produce flowers.

Can also be grown in decorative water pot with no hole. 

FROST: Frost hardy – water lilies can survive frosts because the leaves go dormant in winter. 

CARE: Fertilise in spring with one of Triffid Park’s water plant fertilizer tablets to encourage new growth and flower formation at the start of the growing season. 
Then again at the start of summer, and the start of autumn to encourage healthy growth and green foliage.

AVAILABLE: Australia wide

POT SIZE: 200mm patio pot

RED FLOWERING WATER LILIES

Nymphaea  

Provides shelter for fish and frogs from sun and predators and for fish and frog spawning.

FLOWERING: Flowers late spring into summer and early autumn. 

HEIGHT: Rounded leaves float on the waters surface.

POSITION: Grow in full sun around the edges of ponds, dams and wet lands 30cm-150cm deep.  Plant at bottom of pond and new leaves will grow to the surface. 
They require at least 6 hours of direct sun light per day to produce flowers.

Can also be grown in decorative water pot with no hole. 

FROST: Frost hardy – water lilies can survive frosts because the leaves go dormant in winter. 

CARE: Fertilise in spring with one of Triffid Park’s water plant fertilizer tablets to encourage new growth and flower formation at the start of the growing season. 
Then again at the start of summer, and the start of autumn to encourage healthy growth and green foliage.

AVAILABLE: Australia wide

POT SIZE: 200mm patio pot

WHITE WATER LILIES

Nymphaea  

Provides shelter for fish and frogs from sun and predators and for fish and frog spawning.

FLOWERING: Flowers late spring into summer and early autumn. 

HEIGHT: Rounded leaves float on the waters surface.

POSITION: Grow in full sun around the edges of ponds, dams and wet lands 30cm-150cm deep.  Plant at bottom of pond and new leaves will grow to the surface. 
They require at least 6 hours of direct sun light per day to produce flowers.

Can also be grown in decorative water pot with no hole. 

FROST: Frost hardy – water lilies can survive frosts because the leaves go dormant in winter. 

CARE: Fertilise in spring with one of Triffid Park’s water plant fertilizer tablets to encourage new growth and flower formation at the start of the growing season. 
Then again at the start of summer, and the start of autumn to encourage healthy growth and green foliage.

AVAILABLE: Australia wide

POT SIZE: 200mm patio pot

YELLOW WATER LILIES

Nymphaea  

Provides shelter for fish and frogs from sun and predators and for fish and frog spawning.

FLOWERING: Flowers late spring into summer and early autumn. 

HEIGHT: Rounded variegated leaves float on the waters surface.

POSITION: Grow in full sun around the edges of ponds, dams and wet lands 30cm-150cm deep.  Plant at bottom of pond and new leaves will grow to the surface. 
They require at least 6 hours of direct sun light per day to produce flowers.

Can also be grown in decorative water pot with no hole. 

FROST: Frost hardy – water lilies can survive frosts because the leaves go dormant in winter.  Yellow flowering water lilies do tend to hold a few leaves over winter.

CARE: Fertilise in spring with one of Triffid Park’s water plant fertilizer tablets to encourage new growth and flower formation at the start of the growing season. 
Then again at the start of summer, and the start of autumn to encourage healthy growth and green foliage.

AVAILABLE: Australia wide

POT SIZE: 200mm patio pot

INDIANA WATER LILIES

Nymphaea  

Indiana is a very hardy miniature water lily.  The flower changes colour daily from apricot and darkens to apricot-orange and then orange-red as it ages.  Flowers float on the waters surface.  Its leaves are green with purple blotches.  Flowers late spring into summer and early autumn. 

Provides shelter for fish and frogs from sun and predators.

FLOWERING: Flowers late spring into summer and early autumn. 

HEIGHT: Rounded variegated leaves float on the waters surface.

POSITION: Grow in full sun in ponds, around the edge of dams and wetlands 20 – 40cm deep.  Indiana is great for smaller ponds and can also be grown in decorative pot with no hole.  Plant at bottom of pond and new leaves will grow to surface.  They require at least 4-6 hours of direct sun light per day to produce flowers.  Frost hardy – water lilies can survive frosts because the leaves go dormant in winter.  These unique “patio pots” are designed to be either submerged in your pond (for dams plant directly into soil), or sit alone on a sunny porch or patio.  Keep pot filled to the top with water.

FROST: Frost hardy – water lilies can survive frosts because the leaves go dormant in winter. 

CARE: Fertilise in spring with one of Triffid Park’s water plant fertiliser tablets to encourage new growth at the start of the growing season.  Then again at the start of summer, and the start of autumn to encourage healthy growth and green foliage.

AVAILABLE: Australia wide

POT SIZE: 200mm patio pot

KARLEEN HARDER WATER LILIES

Nymphaea  

Karleen Harder is a very hardy water lily, which produces attractive sunset coloured flowers with star shaped two toned petals that change from peachy to yellow.  Green leaves which are heavily speckled with purple blotches becoming green as leaves mature. Flowers late spring into summer and early autumn.  Flowers sit just above the surface of the water.

Provides shelter for fish and frogs from sun and predators.

FLOWERING: Flowers late spring into summer and early autumn. 

HEIGHT: Rounded variegated leaves float on the waters surface.

POSITION: Grow in full sun in ponds, around the edge of dams and wetlands 30 – 120cm.  Can also be grown in decorative pot with no hole.  Plant at bottom of pond and new leaves will grow to surface.  They require at least 4-6 hours of direct sun light per day to produce flowers.  Frost hardy – water lilies can survive frosts because the leaves go dormant in winter.  Karleen Harder is likely to retain leaves over the cooler seasons in temperate to tropical climates.  These unique “patio pots” are designed to be either submerged in your pond (for dams plant directly into soil), or sit alone on a sunny porch or patio.  Keep pot filled to the top with water.

FROST: Frost hardy – water lilies can survive frosts because the leaves go dormant in winter.  Karleen Harder water lilies do tend to hold a few leaves over winter.

CARE: Fertilise in spring with one of Triffid Park’s water plant fertiliser tablets to encourage new growth at the start of the growing season.  Then again at the start of summer, and the start of autumn to encourage healthy growth and green foliage.

AVAILABLE: Australia wide

POT SIZE: 200mm patio pot

PERRY'S BABY RED WATER LILIES

Nymphaea  

Perry’s Baby Red is a very hardy miniature water lily.  The cup shaped flowers are a beautiful eye-catching deep red.  Flowers float on the water’s surface.  Its leaves are initially purplish brown maturing into a medium green colour.   Flowers late spring into summer and early autumn.

Provides shelter for fish and frogs from sun and predators.

FLOWERING: Flowers late spring into summer and early autumn. 

HEIGHT: Rounded leaves float on the waters surface.

POSITION: Grow in full sun in ponds, around the edge of dams and wetlands 20-60cm deep.  Perry’s Baby Red is great for smaller ponds and can also be grown in a decorative pot with no hole.  Plant at bottom of pond and new leaves will grow to the surface.  They require at least 4-6 hours of direct sun light per day to produce flowers.  Frost hardy water lilies can survive frosts because the leaves go dormant in winter.  These unique “patio pots” are designed to be either submerged in your pond (for dams plant directly into soil), or sit alone on a sunny porch or patio.  Keep pot filled to the top with water.

FROST: Frost hardy – water lilies can survive frosts because the leaves go dormant in winter. 

CARE:  Fertilise in spring with one of Triffid Park’s water plant fertiliser tablets to encourage new growth and flowers at the start of the growing season.  Then again at the start of summer and the start of autumn to encourage healthy growth and green foliage.

AVAILABLE: Australia wide

POT SIZE: 200mm patio pot

WATER  MILFOIL
Myriophyllum papillosum

AUSTRALIAN NATIVE

OXYGENATOR:  An oxygenating water plant which helps to maintain a clean and healthy pond. 

Green plumes which trail across the waters surface.

Provides shelter for fish and frogs from sun and predators and for fish and frog spawning.

HEIGHT: Long plumes on waters surface

POSITION: Grow in full sun to part shade in the shallow waters around the edges of ponds, dams and wet lands 5-20cm deep. 

Can also be grown in decorative water pot with no hole. 

FROST: Frost hardy

CARE: Fertilise in spring with one of Triffid Park’s water plant fertilizer tablets to encourage new growth at the start of the growing season. 
Then again at the start of summer, and the start of autumn to encourage healthy growth and green foliage.

AVAILABLE: Australia wide

POT SIZE: 130mm

WATER  POPPY

Hydrocleys nymphoides

Shiny green oval shaped leaves. Provides shelter for fish and frogs from sun and predators.

FLOWERING: Produces yellow flowers with black centres in summer and autumn.  

HEIGHT: Leaves float on the waters surface or just above. 

POSITION: Grow in full sun to part shade.  Suitable for small garden ponds or grow between the pond edge and deeper water in larger ponds and dams.  Fully submersible from 20-40cm deep.
Can also be grown in decorative water pot with no hole 20-40cm deep.

FROST: Frost hardy

CARE: Fertilise in spring with one of Triffid Park’s water plant fertilizer tablets to encourage new growth at the start of the growing season. 
Then again at the start of summer, and the start of autumn to encourage healthy growth and green foliage.

AVAILABLE: Australia wide - except for New South Wales

POT SIZE: 200mm patio pot

WATER  RIBBONS

Triglochin procera

AUSTRALIAN NATIVE

OXYGENATOR:  An oxygenating water plant which helps to maintain a clean and healthy pond.

Long slender dark green strap-like leaves.  Provides shelter for frogs and fish from sun and predators.

FLOWERING: Tall light green flower spikes in summer up to 30cm tall.

HEIGHT: Leaves up to 1 metre tall

POSITION: Grow in full sun to part shade in the shallow waters around the edges of ponds, dams and wet lands 5-25cm deep.  Can also be grown in decorative water pot with no hole. 

FROST: Frost hardy

CARE: Fertilise in spring with one of Triffid Park’s water plant fertilizer tablets to encourage new growth at the start of the growing season. 
Then again at the start of summer, and the start of autumn to encourage healthy growth and green foliage.

AVAILABLE: Australia wide

POT SIZE: 140mm

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