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Water and Marginal Plants

Our selection of pond plants includes those that need deeper water levels or floating water plants.  Marginal plants will thrive at pond edges with their roots submerged. Planting depths are provided.

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Alisma plantago aquacticum

Alisma plantago aquacticum

Rosettes of grey green leaves and panicles of white flowers.

  • Position: Marginal - full sun
  • Soil: sand / clay / loam
  • Flowering Period: summer
  • Height: 0.5 - 1 metre
  • Spread: 0.1 - 0.5 metres
  • Planting Depth: Can be planted up to 20 cm in water or planted in wet soil along water margins.
  • Dispatch period: April-October

£4.50

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Anemopsis californica

Anemopsis californica

(Apache beads)

Broad green leaves that can turn red in the autumn with large, white, honey scented flowers.

  • Position: Marginal - full sun
  • Soil: clay / loam
  • Flowering Period: Late summer / early autumn
  • Height: 0.1 - 0.5 metres
  • Spread: 0.1 - 0.5 metres
  • Planting Depth: Can be submerged up to 10 cm or planted in soil along water margins
  • Dispatch period: April-October

£5.00

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Aponogeton distachyos

Aponogeton distachyos

(Water hawthorn)

Rhizomatous perennial with floating oblong leaves and waxy white flowers held above the water. Highly scented of hawthorn and can flower for most of the year.

  • Position: WATER - full sun/partial shade
  • Soil: sand /clay /l oam
  • Flowering Period: spring-autumn
  • Height: up to 10cm
  • Spread: 0.5 - 1m
  • Planting Depth: Can be submerged up to 45cm deep in water.
  • Dispatch period: April-October

£5.50

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Butomus umbellatus

Butomus umbellatus

(flowering rush)

  • Position: MARGINAL - full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: sand / clay / loam
  • Flowering Period: Late summer / early autumn
  • Height: 1 - 1.5 metres
  • Spread: 0.1 - 0.5 metres
  • Planting Depth: Can be planted up to 20 cm deep in water or in soil along water margins.
  • Dispatch period: April-October

£5.00

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Caltha palustris

Caltha palustris

(Marsh Marigold)

A rhizomatous herbaceous perennial with deep green rounded leaves and bright cup-shaped yellow flowers. A sunny, cheery spring addition.

  • Position: Marginal or moisture retentive - full sun
  • Soil: Loam
  • Flowering Period: Spring to early Summer
  • Height: 0.1 - 0.5 metres
  • Spread: 0.1 - 0.5 metres
  • Planting Depth: Can be submerged in water up to 10 cm deep or planted into soil along the waters edge. Would also grow in a boggy/moist area of the garden.
  • Dispatch period: March- September

£4.00

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Caltha palustris var alba

Caltha palustris var alba

(white marsh marigold)

A rhizomatous herbaceous perennial with glossy green leaves, white flowers which appear in spring with bright yellow stamens.

  • Position: Marginal or moisture retentive - full sun
  • Soil: loam
  • Flowering Period: spring - summer
  • Height: 0.1 - 0.5 metres
  • Spread: 0.1 - 0.5 metres
  • Planting Depth: Can be grown in water margins up to 10 cm deep or in soil along waters edge. Would also grow in a boggy/moist area of the garden.
  • Dispatch period: March-October

£5.00

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Caltha palustris var. palustris 'Plena'

Caltha palustris var. palustris 'Plena'

(swamp marsh marigold 'Plena')

Double flowers of brilliant golden yellow with dark glossy green leaves.

  • Position: Marginal or moisture retentive - full sun
  • Soil: loam
  • Flowering Period: spring - summer
  • Height: 0.5 - 1 metre
  • Spread: 0.5 - 1 metre
  • Planting Depth: Can be submerged in water up to 10 cm or planted in soil along the waters edge. Would also grow in a boggy/moist area of the garden.
  • Dispatch period: March-October

£5.50

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Caltha palustris var.palustris

Caltha palustris var.palustris

(swamp marsh marigold)

Marginal perennial with large green leaves and bright single cup shaped flowers. Often earlier flowering then other Calthas bright glossy and cheerful.

  • Position: Marginal - full sun
  • Soil: loam
  • Flowering Period: March - April
  • Height: 0.1 - 0.5 metres
  • Spread: 0.1 - 0.5 metres
  • Planting Depth: Can be grown in either wet, boggy soil or along water margins.
  • 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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Gunnera manicata

Gunnera manicata

(Chilean rhubarb)

The giant of the bog garden it has huge umbrella like leaves up to 1 metre wide, carried on spiny stems 1-2 metres high with panicles of tiny red brown flowers up to 1m in height. A dramatic plant and great for filling large unused wet areas or alongside lakes and large ponds.
3 litre pot size

  • Position: Moisture retentive soil - full sun/partial shade
  • Soil: Clay/ Loam
  • Flowering Period: Summer
  • Height: 1.5 - 2.5 metres
  • Spread: 2.5 - 4 metres
  • Dispatch period: March - Oct

£12.00

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