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    Joshaeus Water hawthorn, Aponogeton Distachyos

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    I am a young adult that lives in New England, zone 5, and while I have had fish tanks for about 2 years, I just got permission to set up a water garden this year. Said water garden will be an above ground giant flowerpot (not giant by pond standards, alas...both a good and a bad thing) on the east side of the house, containing water hawthorn, hornwort, an aquarium lily species (to provide flowers in the summer when the hawthorn is dormant), and perhaps some other plants and a few fish. The pot is going to be above ground...thus, the fish and lilies will likely only be in the pond for the summer months (the hornwort and hawthorn should be able to be in there at least from mid spring to mid fall, I believe...please correct me if I'm wrong, I'm new to this! :) If I used an electric water de-icer to keep the pot liquid the entire year, could I keep the hawthorn and hornwort out year round?). Anyhow, thankx for any replies!
     
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    Smaug God makes perfect. I just dug the hole

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    Flowers on hornwort?
     
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    Joshaeus Water hawthorn, Aponogeton Distachyos

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    Maybe I mistyped that? I meant the water hawthorn, Aponogeton distachyos, would flower. My bad! :) Technically I believe hornwort is a flowering plant, but I have yet to hear whether it actually flowers.
     
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    peter hillman Let me think for minute....

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    Not sure about Hornwort, but the Hawthorn should be hardy, I've collected it at an alpine pond before.
     
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    Smaug God makes perfect. I just dug the hole

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    Hornwort can get a tiny little flower but it IS tiny. I don't think hornwort will over winter in a pot even if yiu have a heater unless of course yiu have that heater set quite high!
     
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    Joshaeus Water hawthorn, Aponogeton Distachyos

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    Could've sworn you could fine Ceratophyllum up to Alaska...
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    Welcome to our group!
    My hornwort stays in the ponds year round. Some gets frozen solid, always comes back. I had some hawthorn, it disappeared. It is the one plant that is supposed to grow and bloom in the cold months, late winter early spring, dormant during the summer months. Smells like vanilla.

    "Winter Care: Winterize water hawthorn the same as you would a hardy water lily. Once the plant is killed by frost, drop the pot to the deepest part of the pond so the tubers do not freeze."
     
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    bettasngoldfish Maria

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    Welcome to the group~

    Any idea what pot you will be using and how much water it holds?

    There are so many options once you start looking :)
     
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    Joshaeus Water hawthorn, Aponogeton Distachyos

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    Don't know exactly which pot, but likely a resin pot with a 22 inch diameter from Lowes. Thankx for all the replies!
     
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    Welcome to the forum. You can start out small like most of us did and sooner or later you will be starting your "Dream Pond" that will always be expanded and added on. So just between me and you, you found a great group of people here!
     
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