Veronica Beccabunga (Brooklime): roots above gravel


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I planted this in the shallow section in my new pond and it's growing fast! Lovely plant.

However, I found it hard to plant correctly due to its creeping nature. I am planting it directly in pond substrate gravel, and since it's quite light i put some beach pebbles on the main stem to lock it in. That worked fine, but now that it's creeping I see the new roots coming above ground. Is that normal? Should I plant it deeper?

I'm new to pond planting and could not find another thread with the same question :)
 
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I talked to the nursery and they said it was fine, it will take its nutrients out of the water so it is fine if not all roots are under the gravel. It looks fine as well so I will leave it. But indeed, it prefers the soil.

The whole point was that the plant would take its nutrients from the water, as I am doing a filterless design. If it doesn't work I will move it to the soil in the edge I suppose!
 

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