Looking for some water hawthorne at a reasonable price?

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Tim, Water Hawthorn self pollinates, then the seed forms

Clay has the molecular character of binding with other chemicals, it would in effect soak up fertiliser and be an obstacle to fertilising a plant. Ordinary fertile soil has much less clay in it so the delicate roots of water hawthorn would be able to penetrate the softer medium and absorb nutrients much better in ordinary dark loam

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Does anyone in Zone 5 grow water hawthorne? I'm thinking ahead to what I want to do in the spring and this sounds like a logical addition to run counter to the lilies. I've found several places that sell it for $8-10/bulb, so I'm happy to take the risk on a few of them.
 
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Andy; question; am I trying to 'store' the plant/tubers inside for the harsher winter or am I trying to keep it growing, should I put it in my basement under lights? Temps tend to be cooler, so I'm considering trying your suggestion. My sample does okay, maybe 10-12 blooms in the late spring and I typically sink it to the bottom of the pond. But from your post, I gather mine would bloom better if protected a bit more than I'm doing?


Eric; I have WH and am in Mi, zone 5b, I believe. My WH doesn't look like Andy's but it's been growing in my pond for 4 seasons now, so you should have some success. I think I may be under-fertilizing though and will treat it more like lilies. I usually lower the pot below ice level and haul it up in the spring. As noted to Andy above, I think I'll overwinter in my basement, just to see if it grows more like his in the picture.


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Does anyone in Zone 5 grow water hawthorne? I'm thinking ahead to what I want to do in the spring and this sounds like a logical addition to run counter to the lilies. I've found several places that sell it for $8-10/bulb, so I'm happy to take the risk on a few of them.
Colleen up in Canada grows it and it grows beautifully. I think she is zone 2-3
I have it growing here, I just ignore it, it dies back and regrows.
 
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@addy1 is yours growing well now? Last I saw from you (few years ago?) you hadn't really seen it after the first season. Or am I not remembering right?
 

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I think @callingcolleen1 has Hornwort not Water Hawthorne. My Water Hawthorne was growing pretty good for the past several years and now it seems to have disappeared. I'm in zone 7 or 8 and it even put out tons of little babies from the seeds it drops off into the water. They were all sprouting and floating around. I should have rounded them up and planted them and I would now have tons but I didn't do it and now I have none :(
Here's a picture of it, may it RIP.
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Duh! I was brain slipping thinking of hornwort, not hawthorn................so sorry. Yeah it disappeared
@addy1 is yours growing well now? Last I saw from you (few years ago?) you hadn't really seen it after the first season. Or am I not remembering right?
 

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Sometimes weather conditions change and some plants either flourish or die off. Drought can impact the ponds as natural rainwater makes it more conducive for good plant growth. During the drought we had in spring/summer of 2015, mist of my hornwort died off. This year it has made a recovery.. Will take a couple good years to get lots again in ponds.

Tap water in most places very hard and higher PH. That impacts plant growth.
 
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