Marginals

Pontederia Cordata
Broad, lance shaped rich green leaves all summer then in August a profusion of bright blue spikes appear till late in the year.
Common Name: Pickerel
Price: £5.95 ea.
Pontederia Cordata Alba
Slightly different angled habit of growth to the blue form with similar leaf but pretty white flowering spikes late into the year.
Common Name: White Pickerel
Price: £5.95 ea.
Pontederia Lanceolata
Taller than Pontedria cordata with longer blue flower spikes, free flowering with dark green rubbery leaves.
Common Name: Pickerel weed
Price: £5.95 ea.
Potentilla Palustrus
Unusual slow growing marginal plant with sharply jagged toothed edged leaves. Stem reddish brown, and red-purple flowers.
Common Name: Marsh Cinquefoil
Price: £4.95 ea.
Ranunculus Flammula
Lanceolate leaves with branching stems holding large numbers of buttercup flowers capable of brightening up any unsightly areas in the pond edging.
Common Name: Lesser Spearwort
Price: £4.95 ea.
Sagittaria Flora Plena
Giant arrow shaped leaves that give great effect, followed in mid Summer by double white flower balls on separate stems.
Common Name: Double Arrowhead
Price: £6.95 ea.
Sagittaria Sagitifolia
Native. Same effective arrow shaped leaves but the delicate simple white flowers have a black centre
Common Name: Arrowhead
Price: £4.95 ea.
Saururus Cernuus
Green lanced-shaped leaves with slender nodding solitary spikes of tiny white fragrant flowers, not invasive, so always worth including in your plant list
Common Name: Lizards Tail
Price: £4.95 ea.
Scirpus Albescens
Neat erect reed stems of about 3-4 feet delicately striped vertically cream and green . An attractive back cloth, but keep restricted.
Price: £4.95 ea.
Scirpus Angustifolium
Native. Very showy grass when flowering in July with a carpet of white fluffy cotton wool buds. Only 12-15 inch high. Keep restricted.
Common Name: Cotton Grass
Price: £4.95 ea.
Scirpus Lacustrus
Dark green rush with clusters of chocolate brown flowers, held on neat erect stems whose structure mixes well with most smaller marginals.
Common Name: Club Rush
Price: £4.95 ea.
Scirpus Zebrinus
Stunning, horizontally white and yellow striped, reed. Needs regular division to maintain the variegations. Not invasive.
Common Name: Zebra Rush
Price: £5.95 ea.
Sparganium Erectum
A quick growing native rush with broad fleshy stalks that produce large burr seed heads in late summer.
Common Name: Burr Reed
Price: £4.95 ea.
Typha Angustifolia
Not strictly speaking a bulrush but commonly recognised by most because of the cigar shaped flower head. A medium sized variety of about 4 to 5 feet in height.
Common Name: Lesser Reed Mace
Price: £4.95 ea.
Typha Latifolia
Native. The common Bulrush looks very dramatic in a large water garden display. Keep restricted in a small pond. The large variety growing sometimes, 5 feet or more, in height.
Common Name: Reed Mace
Price: £4.95 ea.
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