These plants just arrived. How should i plant them?


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@420benz Can you be a little more specific? How to plant them is going to depend on a lot of factors, including your local climate. Some of those are marginal or bog plants. Do you have either a bog and/or shallow shelves you can set a pot on? The lily, if it’s a hardy variety, can just go in a shallow container filled with kitty litter, then placed a foot or 2 deep in the pond.

I would recommend that you look up each plant and find out its specific care and planting instructions. There is a lot of info on the internet regarding water lilies — and many good YouTube videos — as well as elsewhere on this site. Just “search” for water lily care.
 
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As for the water Lilly i know how to plant it[.Youtube] Can i plant all of them in the pond water on a shelf? If so how deep
 

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As for the water Lilly i know how to plant it[.Youtube] Can i plant all of them in the pond water on a shelf? If so how deep
Each plant will have different requirements. If you’ll do a Google search for each plant, you should be able to find that info for the individual plants. Was there any info that came with the plants? I have found that to be very generic and not too helpful, though.
 
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Found all but the iris.Don't know if i can plant it in the pond.
 
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Don'tw if i can plant it in the pond.
Why is that? Blue flag grows great in the margins of the pond. You can grow it either in or out of the pot. The advantage to in the pot is it's a bit easier to control... but they will burst out of the pot if you give them enough time!
 

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Found all but the iris.Don't know if i can plant it in the pond.
Put it in kitty litter in a pot, put it in the pond with the surface of the litter just below the water.
 
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OK I planted the lily in the middle of the pond [18" Dp] and the leaves are under the water??
 

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OK I planted the lily in the middle of the pond [18" Dp] and the leaves are under the water??
They will grow to the right depth, but the plant will most likely die back for the season (if there are leaves yet). But in the spring, they’ll grow up.
 
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Walmart has many different kinds of Kitty Litter.What should i look for?
 

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Unscented, non-clumping. It will be the most basic, no-frills brand (and cheapest) — just clay. I think my WallyWorld carries a different “brand” from what other stores carry, so check the label.
 
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Since i never had a cat is this what you are talking about?
 

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Unscented, non-clumping. It will be the most basic, no-frills brand (and cheapest) — just clay. I think my WallyWorld carries a different “brand” from what other stores carry, so check the label.
I'd watch out on that as I noticed some yesterday at walmart that was non odor non clumping and it was not the typical montmorlite clay it was a white man made product. They have changed at least our store up here.
 
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I got the correct stuff. But all of the plants ate small and should be planted 3" below water level.That puts the leaves under water.
 

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You can pull them up until they start to grow if you want. But if that's pennywort, I wouldn't worry one bit. You can't stop that from growing if you tried. Word to the wise - if you see it growing outside of the pond, act quickly!
 

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