Aquatic Plants

flowering rush

flowering rush (Butomus Umbellatus) is a hardy marsh plant that can grow up to 100 centimeters tall. This native aquatic plant filters pond water of waste so that it remains clear. In addition, thanks to its large colorful flowers, the plant also promotes biodiversity in and around the garden.

Swan Flowers
Butomus Umbellatus
Pond Plants
Simon van der Velde

For aquatic plants, I recommend a minimum of two baskets of 8 plants per m³ (1,000 gallons of water). The amount needed depends on how quickly you want the pond to balance and your visual requirements.

Simon van der VeldePond specialist and aquatic plant breeder

flowering rush and other aquatic plants

water soldier - 6 pieces - Stratiotes Aloides

- Floating oxygen plant
- Full grown height: 20 cm
- Placement: loose in the water

Original price was: 29.95.Current price is: 19.95.

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Floating Plant Island - Aquatic Plants

- Floating aquatic plant
- Full grown height: 80 cm
- Placement: loose in the water

Original price was: 35.00.Current price is: 19.95.

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flowering rush - 4 pieces - Butomus Umbellatus

- Aquatic plant
- Full-grown height: 80 cm
- Placement: -1 to -20 cm

Original price was: 19.95.Current price is: 14.95.

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elodea densa - 10 pieces - Elodea Densa

- Oxygen plant
- Full grown height: 60 cm
- Placement: loose in the water

Original price was: 50.00.Current price is: 29.95.

In stock

Aquatic Plant Set

- Aquatic plants
- 4 plants
- Placement: -10 to -20 cm

Original price was: 24.95.Current price is: 19.95.

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elodea densa - 5 pieces - Elodea Densa

- Oxygen plant
- Full grown height: 60 cm
- Placement: loose in the water

Original price was: 24.95.Current price is: 19.95.

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bulrush - 4 pieces - Typha Latifolia

- Aquatic plant
- Full-grown height: 120 cm
- Placement: -1 to -20 cm

Original price was: 19.95.Current price is: 14.95.

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water soldier - 12 pieces - Stratiotes Aloides

- Floating oxygen plant
- Full grown height: 20 cm
- Placement: loose in the water

Original price was: 60.00.Current price is: 39.95.

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Dwarf glade - 4 pieces - Typha Minima

- Marsh plant
- Full-grown height: 60 cm
- Placement: -1 to -10 cm

Original price was: 19.95.Current price is: 14.95.

In stock

Pink Lotus - Nelumbo - 2 pieces

- Lotus plant
- Full-grown plant height: 60 cm
- Placement: -10 to -20 cm

Original price was: 49.95.Current price is: 39.95.

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Water mint - 4 pieces - Mentha Aquatica

- Mint scented marsh plant
- Full-grown height: 60 cm
- Placement: -1 to -10 cm

Original price was: 19.95.Current price is: 14.95.

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White Arum - 4 pieces - Zantedeschia Aethiopica

- Marsh plant
- Full-grown height: 80 cm
- Placement: -1 to -10 cm

Original price was: 24.95.Current price is: 19.95.

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Dandelion - 4 pieces - Caltha palustris

- Striking, yellow aquatic plant
- Full-grown height: 40 cm
- Placement: -1 to -10 cm

Original price was: 24.95.Current price is: 19.95.

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Pond Plant Set - Pink Water Plants

- Combi set
- 9 plants
- Placement: -1 to -100 cm

Original price was: 65.00.Current price is: 49.95.

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Pond Plant Set - Tall Water Plants

- Combi set
- 12 plants
- Placement: -1 to -20 cm

Original price was: 60.00.Current price is: 39.95.

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Black Lis - 4 pieces - Iris Louisiana Black Gamecock

- Marsh plant
- Full-grown height: 80 cm
- Placement: -1 to -10 cm

Original price was: 19.95.Current price is: 14.95.

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Floating Plant Island - flowering rush

- Floating aquatic plant
- Full grown height: 80 cm
- Placement: loose in the water

Original price was: 29.95.Current price is: 19.95.

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Mini pond set - Red + Oxygen plants against Algae

- For 50 - 250 L
- 15 plants
- Placement: -10 to -20 cm

Original price was: 80.00.Current price is: 59.95.

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pickerel weed - 4 pieces - Pontederia Cordata

- Aquatic plant
- Full-grown height: 80 cm
- Placement: -1 to -20 cm

Original price was: 19.95.Current price is: 14.95.

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6 water soldier and 5 Moss balls

- Oxygen plant
- Full grown height: 20 cm
- Placement: loose in the water

Original price was: 50.00.Current price is: 29.95.

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Sumpf schwertlilie - 4 pieces - Iris Pseudacorus

- Marsh plant
- Full-grown height: 80 cm
- Placement: -1 to -10 cm

Original price was: 19.95.Current price is: 14.95.

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Spring pond trio - 12 pieces - Caltha, Mentha, Crassula

- Combi set
- 12 plants
- Placement: -1 to -10 cm

Original price was: 65.00.Current price is: 44.95.

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Pond Plant Set - Red Dwarf Water Lily

- Combi set
- 9 plants
- Placement: -1 to -40 cm

Original price was: 65.00.Current price is: 49.95.

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Blue Lis - 4 pieces - Iris Kaempferi Blue

- Marsh plant
- Full-grown height: 80 cm
- Placement: -1 to -10 cm

Original price was: 19.95.Current price is: 14.95.

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horsetail plant - 4 pieces - Equisetum Japonicum

- Aquatic plant
- Full-grown height: 120 cm
- Placement: -1 to -20 cm

Original price was: 19.95.Current price is: 14.95.

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Combi Floating Plant Island - Pond Plants

- Combi set
- 12 plants
- Placement: loose in the water

Original price was: 90.00.Current price is: 59.95.

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White Lis - 4 pieces - Iris Kaempferi White

- Marsh plant
- Full-grown height: 80 cm
- Placement: -1 to -10 cm

Original price was: 19.95.Current price is: 14.95.

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Loose Oxygen Plants Set

- For 500 - 1,000 liters of water
- 16 plants
- Placement: loose in the water

Original price was: 75.00.Current price is: 59.95.

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Clear Pond Kit - M

- For 750 - 1.500 L
- Oxygen plants + bacteria
- Placement: loose in the water

Original price was: 105.00.Current price is: 79.95.

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Complete Pond Package - S - Red

- For 100 - 500 L
- 4 groups of aquatic plants
- Placement: -1 to -100 cm

Original price was: 160.00.Current price is: 144.95.

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Pied Calamus - 4 pieces - Acorus Calamus Variegatus

- Aquatic plant
- Full-grown height: 80 cm
- Placement: -1 to -20 cm

Original price was: 19.95.Current price is: 14.95.

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Sumpf schwertlilie - 30 pieces - Iris Pseudacorus

- Marsh plant
- Full-grown height: 80 cm
- Placement: -1 to -10 cm

Original price was: 75.00.Current price is: 49.95.

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White Lotus - Nelumbo - 2 pieces

- Lotus plant
- Full-grown plant height: 60 cm
- Placement: -10 to -20 cm

Original price was: 49.95.Current price is: 39.95.

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Pond Plant Set - Black Water Plants

- Combi set
- 9 plants
- Placement: -1 to -100 cm

Original price was: 80.00.Current price is: 59.95.

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pickerel weed Pink - 4 pieces - Pontederia Cordata Pink Pons

- Aquatic plant
- Full-grown height: 80 cm
- Placement: -1 to -20 cm

Original price was: 19.95.Current price is: 14.95.

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Pond Plant Set - Sumpfpflanzen

- Combi set
- 12 plants
- Placement: -1 to -10 cm

Original price was: 60.00.Current price is: 39.95.

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Pink Lis - 4 pieces - Iris Laevigata Rose Queen

- Marsh plant
- Full-grown height: 80 cm
- Placement: -1 to -10 cm

Original price was: 19.95.Current price is: 14.95.

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Hardy Blue Water Lily + 4 Lotuses

- Combi
- 5 plants
- Placement: -20 to -40 cm

Original price was: 150.00.Current price is: 139.95.

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Mini pond set - White + Oxygen plants against Algae

- For 50 - 250 L
- 15 plants
- Placement: -10 to -20 cm

Original price was: 80.00.Current price is: 59.95.

In stock

Complete Pond Package - S - White

- For 100 - 500 L
- 4 groups of aquatic plants
- Placement: -1 to -100 cm

Original price was: 160.00.Current price is: 134.95.

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Carnivorous plants set - 3 different Sarracenia

- 3 carnivorous plants
- Full-grown height: 40 cm
- Placement: -1 cm

Original price was: 30.00.Current price is: 19.95.

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Pennywort - 4 pieces - Lysimachia Nummularia

- Marsh plant
- Full-grown height: 10 cm
- Placement: -1 to -10 cm

Original price was: 19.95.Current price is: 14.95.

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Pond Plant Set - Insect Friendly Aquatic Plants

- Combi set
- 12 plants
- Placement: -1 to -20 cm

Original price was: 60.00.Current price is: 39.95.

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Floating Plant Island - Pennywort

- Floating marsh plant
- Full grown height: 10 cm
- Placement: loose in the water

Original price was: 29.95.Current price is: 19.95.

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Floating Plant Island - pickerel weed

- Floating aquatic plant
- Full grown height: 80 cm
- Placement: loose in the water

Original price was: 29.95.Current price is: 19.95.

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Large bulrush - 30 pieces - Typha Latifolia

- Aquatic plant
- Full-grown height: 120 cm
- Placement: -1 to -20 cm

Original price was: 75.00.Current price is: 49.95.

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Clear Pond Kit - L

- For 2,000 - 3,000 L
- Oxygen plants + bacteria
- Placement: loose in the water

Original price was: 168.00.Current price is: 149.95.

In stock

Complete Pond Package - M - White

- For 500 - 1,500 L
- 4 groups of aquatic plants
- Placement: -1 to -100 cm

Original price was: 340.00.Current price is: 329.95.

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Pied calamus - 30 pieces - Acorus Calamus Variegatus

- Aquatic plant
- Full-grown height: 80 cm
- Placement: -1 to -20 cm

Original price was: 75.00.Current price is: 49.95.

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pickerel weed White - 4 pieces - Pontederia Cordata Alba

- Aquatic plant
- Full-grown height: 80 cm
- Placement: -1 to -20 cm

Original price was: 19.95.Current price is: 14.95.

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Aquatic Plant Package - M - White

- For 500 - 1,500 L
- 4 groups of aquatic plants
- Placement: -1 to -100 cm

Original price was: 240.00.Current price is: 219.95.

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flowering rush - 30 pieces - Butomus Umbellatus

- Aquatic plant
- Full-grown height: 80 cm
- Placement: -1 to -20 cm

Original price was: 75.00.Current price is: 49.95.

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Blue Lis - 30 pieces - Iris Kaempferi

- Marsh plant
- Full-grown height: 60 cm
- Placement: -1 to -10 cm

Original price was: 75.00.Current price is: 49.95.

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Gold club - 4 pieces - Orontium Aquaticum

- Aquatic plant
- Full-grown height: 40 cm
- Placement: -1 to -20 cm

Original price was: 29.95.Current price is: 19.95.

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Floating Plant Island - Sumpf schwertlilie

- Floating marsh plant
- Full grown height: 80 cm
- Placement: loose in the water

Original price was: 29.95.Current price is: 19.95.

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Juthatip - 2 pieces - Sarracenia Juthatip Soper

- Carnivorous plant
- Full-grown height: 40 cm
- Placement: -1 cm

Original price was: 19.95.Current price is: 14.95.

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Floating Aquatic Plants Islands Set - 3 pieces

- Aquatic plants
- 12 plants
- Placement: -10 to -20 cm

Original price was: 105.00.Current price is: 59.95.

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Aquatic Plant Package - S - Red

- For 100 - 500 L
- 4 groups of aquatic plants
- Placement: -1 to -100 cm

Original price was: 135.00.Current price is: 104.95.

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Pond Plant Set - Blue Aquatic Plants

- Combi set
- 9 plants
- Placement: -1 to -40 cm

Original price was: 90.00.Current price is: 64.95.

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Marsh anemone - 4 pieces - Houttuynia Cordata Chameleon

- Marsh plant
- Full-grown height: 40 cm
- Placement: -1 to -10 cm

Original price was: 19.95.Current price is: 14.95.

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flowering rush - 12 pieces - Butomus Umbellatus

- Aquatic plant
- Full-grown height: 80 cm
- Placement: -1 to -20 cm

Original price was: 60.00.Current price is: 39.95.

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False Swamp Anemone - 4 pieces - Anemopsis Californica

- Marsh plant
- Full-grown height: 40 cm
- Placement: -1 to -10 cm

Original price was: 24.95.Current price is: 19.95.

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Complete Plant Filter Pond Package - L

- For 3 - 4 m²
- 84 plants
- Placement: -1 to -20 cm

Original price was: 300.00.Current price is: 274.95.

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Complete Plant Filter Pond Package - M

- For 1 - 2 m²
- 42 plants
- Placement: -1 to -20 cm

Original price was: 165.00.Current price is: 149.95.

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Marsh hyacinth pickerel weed - 30 pieces - Pontederia Cordata

- Aquatic plant
- Full-grown height: 80 cm
- Placement: -1 to -20 cm

Original price was: 75.00.Current price is: 49.95.

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Complete Pond Package - L - White

- For 2.000 - 3.000 L
- 93 plants + extras
- Placement: -1 to -100 cm

Original price was: 690.00.Current price is: 649.95.

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Dwarf glade - 12 pieces - Typha Minima

- Marsh plant
- Full-grown height: 60 cm
- Placement: -1 to -10 cm

Original price was: 60.00.Current price is: 39.95.

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Pond Plant Set - White Dwarf Water Lily

- Combi set
- 9 plants
- Placement: -1 to -40 cm

Original price was: 65.00.Current price is: 49.95.

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Pond Plant Set - Special Aquatic Plants

- Combi set
- 9 plants
- Placement: -1 to -40 cm

Original price was: 80.00.Current price is: 59.95.

In stock

Mini pond set - Pink + Oxygen plants against Algae

- For 50 - 250 L
- 15 plants
- Placement: -10 to -20 cm

Original price was: 80.00.Current price is: 59.95.

In stock

Pond Plant Set - White Sumpfpflanzen

- Combi set
- 12 plants
- Placement: -1 to -10 cm

Original price was: 60.00.Current price is: 44.95.

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Floating Plant Island + Oxygen Plants against Algae

- Floating aquatic plant
- Full grown height: 80 cm
- Placement: loose in the water

Original price was: 75.00.Current price is: 69.95.

In stock

Pond Plant Set - Pink Water Plants

- Combi set
- 12 plants
- Placement: -1 to -10 cm

Original price was: 60.00.Current price is: 44.95.

In stock

Anti Algae Pond Package - M

- For 750 - 1.500 L
- Oxygen plants + extras
- Placement: -1 to -20 cm

Original price was: 212.00.Current price is: 199.95.

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Dwarf glade - 30 pieces - Typha Minima

- Marsh plant
- Full-grown height: 60 cm
- Placement: -1 to -10 cm

Original price was: 75.00.Current price is: 49.95.

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bulrush - 12 pieces - Typha Latifolia

- Aquatic plant
- Full-grown height: 120 cm
- Placement: -1 to -20 cm

Original price was: 60.00.Current price is: 39.95.

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Mini Pond Bowl with Plant Set - White

- Complete set
- 15 plants
- Plastic bowl Ø 40 x H 20 cm

Original price was: 125.00.Current price is: 79.95.

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Aquatic Plant Package - S - White

- For 100 - 500 L
- 4 groups of aquatic plants
- Placement: -1 to -100 cm

Original price was: 135.00.Current price is: 104.95.

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Venosa - 2 pieces - Sarracenia Purpurea Venosa

- Carnivorous plant
- Full-grown height: 20 cm
- Placement: -1 cm

Original price was: 19.95.Current price is: 14.95.

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Mini Pond Bowl with Plant Set - Red

- Complete set
- 15 plants
- Plastic bowl Ø 40 x H 20 cm

Original price was: 125.00.Current price is: 79.95.

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Terrace Pond - Pink Lotus

- Complete set
- 13 plants
- Plastic bowl Ø 40 x H 20 cm

Original price was: 150.00.Current price is: 99.95.

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Helophyte Filter Plants Package - XL

- For 8 - 12 m²
- 180 plants
- Placement: -1 to -20 cm

 299,95

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Complete Pond Package - XS - White

- For 25 - 100 L
- Complete mini pond set
- Placement: -10 to -20 cm

Original price was: 130.00.Current price is: 79.95.

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Complete Pond Package - XS - Red

- For 25 - 100 L
- Complete mini pond set
- Placement: -10 to -20 cm

Original price was: 130.00.Current price is: 79.95.

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Nymphaea Blue Queen + Oxygen Plants Against Algae

- Water lily + Oxygen plants
- Full-grown plant height: 20 cm
- Placement: -10 to -20 cm

Original price was: 95.00.Current price is: 69.95.

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Pond Plant Set - Dark Water Plants

- Combi set
- 12 plants
- Placement: -1 to -10 cm

Original price was: 60.00.Current price is: 54.95.

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Filter Plant Set Island - 4 aquatic plants

- Aquatic plants
- 4 plants
- Placement: loose in the water

Original price was: 35.00.Current price is: 19.95.

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Complete Pond Package - S - Pink

- For 100 - 500 L
- 4 groups of aquatic plants
- Placement: -1 to -100 cm

Original price was: 155.00.Current price is: 139.95.

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5 elodea densa + 5 Moss Ball

- Oxygen plants
- 10 loose plants
- Placement: loose in the water

Original price was: 45.00.Current price is: 29.95.

In stock

Mini Pond Bowl with Plant Set - Pink

- Complete set
- 15 plants
- Plastic bowl Ø 40 x H 20 cm

Original price was: 125.00.Current price is: 79.95.

In stock

Clear Pond Kit - XL

- For 4,000 - 6,000 L
- Oxygen plants + bacteria
- Placement: loose in the water

Original price was: 306.00.Current price is: 249.95.

In stock

Helophyte Filter Plants Package - L

- For 3 - 4 m²
- 60 plants
- Placement: -1 to -20 cm

Original price was: 149.95.Current price is: 139.95.

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Pied calamus - 15 pieces - Acorus Calamus Variegatus

- Aquatic plant
- Full-grown height: 80 cm
- Placement: -1 to -20 cm

 37,50

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Pond Plant Set - Yellow Water Plants

- Combi set
- 12 plants
- Placement: -1 to -10 cm

Original price was: 60.00.Current price is: 44.95.

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Anti Algae Pond Package - L

- For 2,000 - 3,000 L
- Oxygen plants + extras
- Placement: -1 to -20 cm

Original price was: 417.00.Current price is: 299.95.

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Complete Pond Package - S - Black

- For 100 - 500 L
- 4 groups of aquatic plants
- Placement: -1 to -100 cm

Original price was: 170.00.Current price is: 154.95.

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Filter plants set - 4 aquatic plants

- Aquatic plants
- 4 plants
- Placement: -10 to -20 cm

Original price was: 24.95.Current price is: 19.95.

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Pond Plant Set - White Water Plants

- Combi set
- 9 plants
- Placement: -1 to -100 cm

Original price was: 65.00.Current price is: 49.95.

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flowering rush - 4 pieces + 5 moss balls

- Combi set
- 9 plants
- Placement: 0 to -20 cm

Original price was: 39.95.Current price is: 29.95.

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Maroon - 2 pieces - Sarracenia Maroon

- Carnivorous plant
- Full-grown height: 30 cm
- Placement: -1 cm

Original price was: 19.95.Current price is: 14.95.

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Arum

Arum

Sumpf schwertlilie

Sumpf schwertlilie

Marsh anemone

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Gold Club

Gold Club

Blue water lily

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Lotus

Lotus

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Frequently asked questions about Swan Flowers

Pond Advice

Buy swan flowers at Van der Velde Aquatic Plants. Every water plant comes directly from our own nursery. We package the Swanflowers in a special way so that they arrive beautiful and healthy to our customers, moreover, with us you get a 100% growth and flowering guarantee.

Swan flowers can grow up to 1 meter tall under the right conditions. To ensure that the flowering rush grows well, it is important to set up the pond correctly.

For a 1m² area, we recommend using at least 1 basket, containing 4 Swan Flowers. Depending on how quickly you want your pond or water feature to balance, and depending on your aesthetic preferences, you can choose up to 4 baskets per 1m².

The flowering rush plays a role in the natural filtration of water. By absorbing excess nutrients from the water, these plants help reduce algae blooms and provide clearer water.

The flowering rush can be placed in the pond to a maximum depth of 20 centimeters. This aquatic plant can reach a height of about 1 meter and has rapid growth. Plant the flowering rush on the pond floor in a pond basket. From this position, the roots of the plant will naturally find their way into the pond floor, making further care of the plant minimal.

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Swan Flowers

Swanflowers are Sumpfpflanzen known for their ability to filter water and release oxygen to the pond. This unique characteristic makes them an ideal choice for any pond. Moreover, swan flowers are hardy and endure every season without any problems, blooming more abundantly and beautifully each year. What is particularly striking about this aquatic plant are the large, beautiful pink flowers that somewhat resemble little swans, which is the origin of their name.

When does flowering rush come to fruition?

The flowering rush, scientifically known as Butomus Umbellatus, begins flowering in the spring. This flowering period lasts an average of three months, during which striking large pink flowers appear on the stems. The exact flowering time can vary annually, depending on weather conditions and temperatures.

Butomus umbellatus

Butomus umbellatus, also known as the umbrella plant, is an aquatic plant commonly found in marshes, ponds, and slow-flowing waters. This plant is known for its attractive flowers and long, thin leaves. This plant contributes to the biodiversity of aquatic habitats and provides hiding places for various aquatic organisms. It is a popular choice for in ponds.

flowering rush pond

The flowering rush, or Butomus umbellatus, is a beautiful aquatic plant that thrives in ponds and marshy water environments. This plant gets its name from its graceful flower shape, reminiscent of the neck of a swan. The flowering rush is known for its elegant flower stems that rise above the surface of the water and are covered with striking pink to purple flowers.

Pond Plant flowering rush

Swan flowers help improve water quality in your pond. They absorb nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorus from the water, reducing algae growth and keeping the water clearer. The dense leaves of the flowering rush provide a safe hiding place for various aquatic organisms. Fish and amphibians use the plant as shelter and nursery for their young, promoting biodiversity in your pond. Swan flowers thrive best in well-lit areas of your pond. They need at least a few hours of direct sunlight a day to thrive. So make sure you place them in a location where they get plenty of sun.
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Tips, advice and substantial savings
I would like to share my experience with you, and advise you to solve any pond problems and reduce pond maintenance. As a result, you can easily save hundreds of dollars.
Tips, advice and substantial savings
I would like to share my experience with you, and advise you to solve any pond problems and reduce pond maintenance. As a result, you can easily save hundreds of dollars.
Tips, advice and substantial savings
I would like to share my experience with you, and advise you to solve any pond problems and reduce pond maintenance. As a result, you can easily save hundreds of dollars.