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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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Iris Ensata hybrid
Iris Ensata hybrid

The beautiful Iris ensatas have lovely flowers in white, blue or mauve, giving a glorious display in..
Iris Ensata Rose Queen
Iris Ensata Rose Queen

This lovely Iris ensata has pretty pink flowers, giving an eye-catching display in early summer. The..
Iris Ensata Ruby King
Iris Ensata Ruby King

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

This lovely Iris has strikeing foliage variegated with green and white. Lovely deep purple flowers g..
Iris Laevigata hybrids
Iris Laevigata hybrids

The beautiful Jaspanese water irises produce a wonderful display of flowers in early summer in blue,..
Iris Laevigata Snowdrift
Iris Laevigata Snowdrift

A beautiful Japanese water iris, Snowdrift has lovely white six-petalled flowers .Erect, green emerg..
Iris Laevigata variegata
Iris Laevigata variegata

This lovely Japanese water iris is prized for the attractive white and green foliage. Pretty blue fl..
Iris Louisiana Black Gamecock
Iris Louisiana Black Gamecock

Plant in sun or part shade. Can be grown in moist soil conditions, or water up..
Iris Louisiana hybrid
Iris Louisiana hybrid

The Louisiana irises are a group of irises which includes Iris fulva and Iris hexagona. The lov..
Iris Louisiana Spanish Ballet
Iris Louisiana Spanish Ballet

Beautiful blooms - long petalled ruffled flowers in cream and yellow. A delightful water iris, heigh..
Iris pseudacorus
Iris pseudacorus

Our native British water iris; lovely yellow flowers, to 90 cm. in height. Strong growing and adapta..
Iris pseudacorus 'Creme de la Creme'
Iris pseudacorus 'Creme de la Creme'

Plant in sun or part shade. A beautiful variety of the Yellow flag iris, ‘Crèm..
Iris pseudacorus Berlin Tiger
Iris pseudacorus Berlin Tiger

A variety of our native British water iris, 'Berlin Tiger' has lovely yellow flowers delicately..
Iris pseudacorus variegatus
Iris pseudacorus variegatus

The lovely variegated form of our native yellow iris. In spring the golden yellow and green variegat..
Iris Versicolor
Iris Versicolor

  This American water iris graces the pond margins with purple-blue flowers with white and p..
Iris Versicolor Gerald Darby
Iris Versicolor Gerald Darby

This American water iris graces the pond margins with rich blue flowers borne on purple stems. Broad..
Iris Versicolor Kermesina
Iris Versicolor Kermesina

This American water iris graces the pond margins with flowers of a rich claret colour with whit..
Juncus Effusus
Juncus Effusus

A hardy, resilient evergreen rush that forms clumps which are attractive to pond life. British nativ..
Juncus effusus spiralis
Juncus effusus spiralis

The fascinating twisting and intertwining deep green foliage of the Corkscrew Rush makes this evergr..
Juncus Ensifolius
Juncus Ensifolius

This attractive little rush forms very pleasing compact clumps. The broad leaves look like small iri..
Juncus Inflexus Afro
Juncus Inflexus Afro

A large variation of the corkscew rush, this interesting robust juncus grows in clumps to 60 cm tall..
Lobelia Cardinalis Queen Victoria
Lobelia Cardinalis Queen Victoria

A favourite for the water garden, Lobelia cardinalis has striking deep red foliage and masses of sca..
Lobelia Double Red
Lobelia Double Red

A beautiful lobelia for the water garden. Lobelia double red has striking r..
Lobelia Vedrariensis
Lobelia Vedrariensis

This hardy variety of lobelia produces masses of purple flowers borne on tall flower spikes. It..
Ludwigia Palustris
Ludwigia Palustris

This is a low, creeping water plant, ideal for carpeting containers and covering pond edges. The ric..
Lysimachia Golden Alexander
Lysimachia Golden Alexander

A striking plant for a damp border or the bog garden, Golden Alexander has tall spikes of starry yel..
Lysimachia Nummularia
Lysimachia Nummularia

Pretty yellow flowers are produced in abundance, backed by the lush green foliage. This creeping pla..
Lysimachia Thrysiflora
Lysimachia Thrysiflora

Dense heads of golden flowers are born in clusters close to the hairy stems. Lush, pale green leaves..
Lythrum Robert
Lythrum Robert

This variety of loosestrife has masses of purple-pink starry flowers on erect branched stems, long f..
Lythrum Salicaria
Lythrum Salicaria

A showy native plant with beautiful long plumes. Found widely across Britain. Strong grower which se..
Mentha Aquatica
Mentha Aquatica

The lovely aroma of water mint is given off when the leaves are brushed. This is a British native po..
Mentha Pulegium
Mentha Pulegium

A dwarf member of the mint family, this attractive plant is ideal for carpeting pond edges and plant..
Menyanthes Trifoliata
Menyanthes Trifoliata

The Bog bean is a delightful British native pond plant. Flowers emerge above the foliage with pink b..
Mimulus guttatus
Mimulus guttatus

Bright yellow flowers with tiny red spots at the throat. Flowers are produced in abundance with lush..
Mimulus luteus
Mimulus luteus

Bright yellow flowers with showy red spots at the throat. Flowers are produced in abundance wit..
Mimulus Luteus Variegatus
Mimulus Luteus Variegatus

A pretty form of mimulus, leaves are attractively variegated in green and white. It prefers a damp s..
Mimulus Queens Prize
Mimulus Queens Prize

A very eye-catching variety of mimulus, produces masses of flowers. A delightful plant for the pond ..
Mimulus Ringens
Mimulus Ringens

A tall mimulus, stems reaching to 60 cm bearing a profusion of soft violet blue flowers. The pretty ..
Myosotis Palustris
Myosotis Palustris

The Water forget-me-not is an ideal plant for any type of pond. Fresh green foliage spreads into raf..
Myosotis Palustris Alba
Myosotis Palustris Alba

This is the white flowered form of the old favourite Water forget-me-not. Bright green foliage contr..
Nasturtium Aquaticum
Nasturtium Aquaticum

A delightful British native water plant, watercress has bright green leaves and white flowers. This ..
Oenanthe Fistulosa
Oenanthe Fistulosa

  This native British water plant has green divided foliage and produces umbels of white flo..
Oenanthe Flamingo
Oenanthe Flamingo

This lovely water plant has pink, white and green frilly foliage that resembles compact carrot tops...
Phalaris Arctic Sun
Phalaris Arctic Sun

This beautiful grass has golden yellow foliage variegated with green stripes. Makes a lovely contras..
Phalaris Arundinacea
Phalaris Arundinacea

Tall clump forming grass can be planted in borders next to pool or in the pond margins up to 20 cm d..
Phalaris Arundinacea Picta
Phalaris Arundinacea Picta

This beautiful aquatic grass, boldly variegated with longitudinal stripes of green and white, is a s..
Phragmites Australis
Phragmites Australis

A tall reed with green foliage and graceful feathery plumes of flowers; forms pleasing clumps a..
Phragmites Communis Variegatus
Phragmites Communis Variegatus

A useful plant for binding banks and providing nesting cover for waterfowl. Golden-green variegated ..
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