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Marginal Plants

Marginal Plants

A group of plants for around the margins of the pond.

Aquatic Marginal plants typically grow in shallow waters around the edges of a ponds, rivers and lakes in baskets, between depths of 4” and 1’6”. Some Marginal plants require deeper water, but they have been placed under the deeper water category. For best results these are suggested to be Planted in Zone 2 on our charts.

During the growing season these pond plants will provide a phenomenal and a great array of colours to your setting. Some plants will provide shade, reducing sunlight that will cripple algae and leaving the water cleaner.

Whilst many of the grasses we have are useful for taking up the excess nutrients from the water and giving plenty of colour through the foliage.

These are essential for the health of any waterways or aquatic eco-systems.

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Acorus Calamus
Acorus Calamus

A tall, emergent plant, this rush has leaves that give off a sweet scent when crushed or rubbed. In&..
Acorus Calamus Variegatus
Acorus Calamus Variegatus

A tall, emergent plant, leaves are attractively variegated in yellow and green. This rush has l..
Acorus Gramineus Golden delight
Acorus Gramineus Golden delight

The beautiful golden and green variegated foliage of this delightful dwarf rush provides a showy com..
Acorus Gramineus Ogon
Acorus Gramineus Ogon

Grown for its striking evergreen foliage, this variegated form of Acorus is striped in golden yellow..
Acorus Gramineus Variegatus
Acorus Gramineus Variegatus

A pretty foliage plant, the leaves are brightly striped with green and pale cream. Leaves grow out i..
Alisma Lanceolata
Alisma Lanceolata

Long lanceolate green leaves are topped by graceful sprays of white flowers. Tall emergent marginal ..
Alisma Parviflora
Alisma Parviflora

Sprays of tall white flowers are borne on tall stalks, complementing the strong oval leaves of this ..
Alisma Plantago
Alisma Plantago

Water plantain produces strong clumps of large stalked leaves with panicles of small, delicate pink-..
Anemopsis Californicum
Anemopsis Californicum

  This tall, hardy marginal plant has beautiful white flowers resembling anemones, similar t..
Apium Nodiflorum
Apium Nodiflorum

This native British marginal plant can be found in shallow water, often growing in streams. It forms..
Arundo Donax
Arundo Donax

This strong growing perennial is a very striking giant grass. It is a structural plant nee..
Arundo Donax Variegata
Arundo Donax Variegata

This strong growing perennial is a very striking variegated grass. This structural plant needs plent..
Baldellia ranunculoides
Baldellia ranunculoides

A pretty aquatic plant, native to Britain. Small pink/white flowers are produced in summer..
Butomus Umbellatus
Butomus Umbellatus

This is the only member of the rush family to bear a flower. Tall flower stems up to 120 cm carry lo..
Calla Palustris
Calla Palustris

This is an attractive little plant for the pond margins. Shiny, heart-shaped leaves are a rich green..
Caltha Palustris
Caltha Palustris

One of the earliest plants to flower in the water garden, the Marsh Marigold gives a glorious displa..
Caltha Palustris Alba
Caltha Palustris Alba

The beautiful Marsh Marigolds are one of the earliest flowering plants in the water garden. This whi..
Caltha Palustris Flore Pleno
Caltha Palustris Flore Pleno

This Marsh marigold heralds the spring with a gorgeous display of multi-petalled vibrant yellow flow..
Caltha Palustris Polypetala
Caltha Palustris Polypetala

This large Asian kingcup has large dark green leaves almost 30 cm across and will grow quite happily..
Carex Acutiformis
Carex Acutiformis

A tall, graceful indigenous sedge with bright green leaves and brown flower spikes, forms clumps pro..
Carex Morrowii Ice Dance
Carex Morrowii Ice Dance

This pretty carex has green foliage with strong cream-white marginal variegation. A hardy plant suit..
Carex Muskingumensis
Carex Muskingumensis

A tall, graceful sedge with slender, grass-like foliage that forms attractive clumps at the pond edg..
Carex Panicea
Carex Panicea

A lovely carex with slender blue-green foliage. Does not grow too tall and provides a pleasing ..
Carex Pendula
Carex Pendula

This British native plant has tall, grassy foliage with lovely pendulous brown flower spikes when ma..
Carex Riparia
Carex Riparia

These rushes, with their strong, erect foliage, look lovely by the water’s edge, planted as a marg..
Carex Riparia Variegata
Carex Riparia Variegata

Carex Riparia Variegata is a fast spreading grass with linear leaves and tall stems bearing dark bro..
Cotula Coronopifolia
Cotula Coronopifolia

This pretty little plant grows on creeping stems in the shallow water at the pond margins. It produc..
Cyperus Alternifolius
Cyperus Alternifolius

This tall Cyperus grows to 60cm high; the pale green foliage fans out like the spokes of an inverted..
Cyperus Haspan
Cyperus Haspan

This graceful Cyperus is a delightful foliage plant from Mexico. It resembles a miniature papyrus wi..
Cyperus Longus
Cyperus Longus

A charming British native plant with sweetly scented foliage. Foliage to 60 cm high; good water filt..
Cyperus Papyrus
Cyperus Papyrus

Egyptian Paper Grass. This is a spectacular sedge that can grow to 5 metres high. Tall, graceful mop..
Dichromena colorata
Dichromena colorata

 Also known as the White top sedge, this pretty plant has seed bracts tha..
Equisetum Hymale Robustum
Equisetum Hymale Robustum

The striking appearance of this sturdy Horsetail provides a focal point iin stand alone planting or ..
Equisetum Japonicum
Equisetum Japonicum

The barred horsetail is a pretty member of the horsetail family, the fleshy, evergreen stems being b..
Equisetum Scirpoides
Equisetum Scirpoides

  This pretty little plant is a dwarf member of the horsetail family. Leaves are dark green ..
Eriophorum Angustifolium
Eriophorum Angustifolium

A lovely British bog and shallow water plant forming neat clumps of rush-like foliage and numerous e..
Eriophorum Russeolum
Eriophorum Russeolum

A very pretty and unusual form of cotton grass. Golden bronze cotton ball seed heads June to August...
Glyceria Aquatica Variegata
Glyceria Aquatica Variegata

Broad foliage strikingly variegated with white and green. In Spring the young foliage has a purple t..
Glyceria Maxima
Glyceria Maxima

Broad green foliage, forms strong clumps, a good water filtration plant. Provides good cover for pon..
Gratiola Officinalis
Gratiola Officinalis

A low growing rafting plant with dainty white flowers and bright green foliage. Excellent for coveri..
Houttuynia Cordata
Houttuynia Cordata

A delightful marginal pond plant that has heart shaped leaves that give off an orange peel scent whe..
Houttuynia Cordata Bobo
Houttuynia Cordata Bobo

‘Bobo’ is another variety of the popular variegated houttuynia. Delightful foliage is multi-coloured..
Houttuynia Cordata Flame
Houttuynia Cordata Flame

‘Flame’ is a very attractive variety of the popular variegated houttuynias. Delightful foliage ..
Houttuynia cordata variegata
Houttuynia cordata variegata

This is a variegated form of the '€˜Orange Peel Plant'€™, so called as the leaves give off the scent..
Hypericum Elodes
Hypericum Elodes

A delightful rafting aquatic plant for the pond margins. A British native plant. Attractive small gr..
Iris Ensata
Iris Ensata

The gorgeous blooms of Iris ensata come in a wealth of different colours and shades“ white, pink, pu..
Iris Ensata 'Centre of Interest'
Iris Ensata 'Centre of Interest'

This beautiful Iris ensata has lovely purple flowers marked with white, giving a glorious display in..
Iris Ensata 'White Ladies'
Iris Ensata 'White Ladies'

This beautiful Iris ensata has lovely white flowers, giving a glorious display in early summer. They..
Iris Ensata Electric Rays
Iris Ensata Electric Rays

This beautiful Iris ensata has lovely mauve flowers, giving a glorious display in early summer. They..
Iris Ensata Fortune
Iris Ensata Fortune

This beautiful Iris ensata has striking flowers in rich mauve with white falls delicately strip..
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