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Pond Plants

Our selection of pond plants includes floating pond plants for deeper water levels or marginal plants that will thrive at pond edges with their roots submerged. We highlight suitable plants for a small pond or container.

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Cotula coronopifolia

Cotula coronopifolia

(Golden buttons)

Aromatic creeping leaves and small golden button shaped flowers in summer. This plant can be an anual or shortlived perennial and will grow from seed.

  • Position: MARGINAL - full sun
  • Soil: clay / loam / sand
  • Flowering Period: Summer
  • Height: 0.1 - 0.5 metres
  • Spread: 0.1 - 0.5 metres
  • Planting Depth: Can be submerged in pond margins up to 10 cm or planted in wet soil along the waters edge.
  • Dispatch period: May to October

£5.50

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Cyperus alternifolius

Cyperus alternifolius

(Umbrella grass)

Clump forming grass leaves and upright stems topped with leaf like bracts and brown flowers develop later in the summer. Nice architectural pond plant. Dies back in winter and reappears in spring.

  • Position: MARGINAL - full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: clay / loam
  • Flowering Period: Late summer
  • Height: 0.5 - 1 metre
  • Spread: 0.1 - 0.5 metres
  • Planting Depth: Marginal pond plant up to 10cm below water surface or plant in boggy wet soil.
  • Dispatch period: May to October

£6.50

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Cyperus glaber

Cyperus glaber

(Flat sedge)

Bright green grassy foliage with leafy bracts on upright stems and clusters of yellow green flowers late summer. Architectural plant.

  • Position: MARGINAL or moisture retentive soil - full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: clay / loam / sand
  • Flowering Period: Late summer
  • Height: 0.5 - 1 metre
  • Spread: 0.1 - 0.5 metres
  • Planting Depth: Can be submerged in shallow pond margins or planted in boggy wet soil.
  • Dispatch period: May to October

£6.00

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Cyperus papyrus

Cyperus papyrus

(Egyptian paper reed)

A clump forming aquatic reed with erect stems and large rounded umbels. Can be tender in hard winters. Architectural pond plant.

  • Position: MARGINAL - full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: chalk / sand / loam / clay
  • Flowering Period: Late summer / early autumn
  • Height: 1 - 1.5 metres
  • Spread: 0.5 - 1 metre
  • Planting Depth: Can be submerged in water upto 25 cm deep at pond margins or planted in boggy soil.
  • Dispatch period: May to October

£7.00

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Equisetum japonicum

Equisetum japonicum

(barred horsetail)

Long hollow green stems with black bands. Good all year round interest. Vigourous growth so suggest it is kept and maintained in pots.

  • Position: MARGINAL - full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: clay / loam
  • Flowering Period: year round interest
  • Height: 0.5 - 1 metre
  • Spread: 0.1 - 0.5 metres
  • Planting Depth: Can be submerged up to 30cm deep in pond margins
  • Dispatch period: April-October

£5.00

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Equisetum scirpoides

Equisetum scirpoides

(Dwarf scouring rush)

Evergreen clump forming plant producing grass like stemms with black bands. Not as invasive as other horsetails.

  • Position: MARGINAL - full sun or partial shade or moisture retentive soil
  • Soil: clay / loam
  • Height: 0.1 - 0.3 metres
  • Spread: 0.1 - 0.3 metres
  • Planting Depth: Can be planted in water up to 5 cm deep. Likes wet soil and boggy ground.
  • Dispatch period: April-October

£5.00

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Glyceria maxima var. variegata

Glyceria maxima var. variegata

(variegated reed sweet grass)

Rhizomatous perennial with green and cream striped strap shaped leaves and green-purple panicles of flower in late summer.

  • Position: MARGINAL- full sun
  • Soil: clay / loam
  • Flowering Period: summer
  • Height: 0.5 - 1 metre
  • Spread: 1 - 2.5 metres
  • Planting Depth: Can be submerged in water up to 15 cm or planted in the soil along water margins and boggy areas.
  • Dispatch period: March-October

£4.00

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Gratiola officinalis

Gratiola officinalis

(Water hyssop, summer snowflake)

Upright stems with small linear leaves and white trumpet flowers tinged purple.

  • Position: MARGINAL - full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: clay / loam
  • Flowering Period: summer
  • Height: 0.1 - 0.5 metres
  • Spread: 0.1 - 0.5 metres
  • Planting Depth: Likes damp boggy ground or pond margins up to 5 cm deep.
  • Dispatch period: April-October

£5.50

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Houttuynia cordata 'Chameleon'

Houttuynia cordata 'Chameleon'

(Heart-leaved houttuynia)

Herbaceous perennial mainly grown for its striking foliage of heart shaped leaves edged with cream and flushed with red. Flowers in spring are yellow with four white bracts at the base.

  • Position: Moisture retentive soil - full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: sand / clay / loam
  • Flowering Period: spring
  • Height: 0.1 - 0.5 metres
  • Spread: 0.5 - 1 metre
  • Planting Depth: Can be used as a marginal, planted alongside the waters edge or in boggy/wet areas
  • Dispatch period: March-October

£5.00

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Houttuynia cordata 'Plena'

Houttuynia cordata 'Plena'

(Orange peel plant)

Blue green heart shaped leaves and yellow green flowers surrounded by multiple white bracts. Orange scented.

  • Position: Moisture retentive soil - full sun or part shade
  • Soil: sand / clay / loam
  • Flowering Period: spring
  • Height: 0.1 - 0.3 metres
  • Spread: 0.5 - 1 metre
  • Planting Depth: Can be used as a marginal planted alongside the waters edge or in boggy/wet areas.
  • Dispatch period: April-October

£5.50

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