Summer Discount to our Nursery Visitors: Throughout July we are offering a 15% discount on all our plants to customers that visit our nursery in person, this offer excludes dry goods. We are open Tuesdays to Saturdays 9 am to 5 pm, closed Sundays and Mondays, hope to see you soon.

Soleirolia Soleirolii (Mind-Your-Own-Business) for Ponds and Water Gardens

Soleirolia Soleirolii (Mind-Your-Own-Business) for Pond and Water Gardens

Also often listed as Helxine Soleirolii, though mostly known under the common name Mind-Your-Own-Business. This very versatile, moisture-loving plant grows happy in sun, partial and/or full shade. Its many other names include: Baby Tears, Angels Tears, Irish Moss, Bread and Cheese, Friendship Plant, Pollyana Vine, Corsican Carpet, Polly Prim, Paddy’s Wig, Peace in the Home, Corsican Creeper, and  lastly Bits and Pieces.   

This very low-growing mat-forming plant creeps over and around every contour of rocks, stones and logs. It can even be found growing up walls, keeping any architecture under its thousands of tiny, bright green leaves.

Uses in the Water Garden

Mind-Your-Own-Business is one of my favourite creeping plants; I believe it has a place in almost all water gardens. It is a excellent choice for covering exposed pond liner, as it will stop growing when it meets the water’s edge. It is ideal as a entrance and exit plant for adult and infant Newts, Frogs and Toads. But it is also particularly effective when grown around formal pond paving and planted throughout rockeries and nooks and crannies.  Fabulous for under and around waterfalls, the plant really come into its own when planted amongst Ferns.  Here at Lilies Water Gardens, we also have a popular cultivar called Soleirolia Soleirolii Silver.   For more information and images, please click on the links below.

Soleirolia Soleirolii (species green form)

Soleirolia Soleirolii (silver cultivar)

Visit our online shop or our retail nursery in Surrey to  choose from over 750 pond plants and water garden plants, you will also find all the pond planting accessories and algae treatments to maintain healthy pond plants and healthy pond water.