Variegated Water Dropwort
This lovely water plant has pink, white and green frilly foliage that resembles compact carrot tops. It produces small umbels of white flowers in summer, but is prized for the attractive foliage which is at its best in spring and autumn when the pink colouration is more prominent. Makes a lovely backdrop to other marginals and can make great ground cover in wet areas. Forms underwater rafts of roots which provide good habitat for pond creatures. Plant in a medium or large container using aquatic soil covered with pea gravel and place on the marginal shelf, or plant in the stream or by the waterfall.