Marginals

This group contains some of the real stars of The Water Garden. They include both spectacular flowering species, that put on a beautiful show for a month or two and species with wonderful foliage, that add interest for the entire growing season. Many can be also be used to disguise the pond edge and are invaluable for providing cover, so that amphibians can safely enter or leave a pond.

In the wild, marginal plants grow at the pond margins, where the water level fluctuates according to rainfall and the time of year. This means, that these plants can cope with some variation in water depth, but most have an ideal planting depth that you should take into account. All of our plants come with labels, so that you can make sure that you plant them at the correct depth.

Acorus Calamus
Native. Sharp Iris like foliage which gives off a sweet scent when crushed or damaged. Strong grower unless contained. Height 24 inch plus.
Common Name: Sweet Scented Rush
Price: £4.95 ea.
Acorus Calamus Variegatus
Variegated form of the native plant with similar characteristics, combined with striking vertical variegations.
Price: £4.95 ea.
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Acorus Gramineus Variegatus
Beautiful variegated dwarf rush that grows little blades arranged in fans.
Common Name: Variegated slender sweet flag.
Price: £4.95 ea.
Item currently unavailable - expected back 06/06/2022
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Alisma Parviflorum
A compact and attractive form of the native form Alisma with more rounded leaves. When mature it has numerous flowers heads with pinkish/ white petals.
Price: £4.95 ea.
Item currently unavailable - expected back 01/06/2022
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Anemopsis Californicum
With beautiful white scented flowers with broad dark green leaves this plant is a must for any pond. The flowers and leaves can be used for pot-pourri.
Price: £4.95 ea.
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Calla Palustrus
Bog Arum Lily. Low growing attractive spade like foliage with matching ivory white flowers. Travels across the surface but is not invasive.
Common Name: Bog Arum
Price: £4.95 ea.
Item currently unavailable - expected back 01/06/2022
Caltha Polypetela
Giant Marsh Marigold . A more rangy form of marigold. Late Spring it will form a 24 inch bush of yellow buttercups. A wonderful showy sight.
Common Name: Giant Marsh Marigold
Price: £7.50 ea.
Carex Riparia Variagata
Varigated foliage with grassy flower heads of red/brown/jet black in late Spring
Price: £8.95 ea.
Cotula Coronopifolia
Golden Buttons. Pretty trailing plant with masses of yellow pincushions, very useful edge covering marginal.
Common Name: Golden Buttons
Price: £4.95 ea.
Glyceria Spect. Variegatus
Attractive variegated rush 18-24 inch high . In spring the red shoots are striking. A simple grass head in summer. Keep restricted.
Price: £4.95 ea.
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Iris Laevigata Variegata
A very special hybrid of Laevigata. Attractive blue flowers combined with stunning vertically variegated foliage which remains sharp all growing season.
Price: £9.95 ea.
Item currently unavailable - expected back 01/06/2022
Iris Louisiana Ann Chowning
A velvety, dark cherry red flowers with a yellow centre. This Iris received the Mary Swords Debaillon Award, the highest reward given to a Louisiana Iris.
Common Name: Ann Chowning Iris
Price: £9.95 ea.
Iris Louisiana Laura Louise
Bright yellow flowers with orange in the centre of each petal. A large flowers that grow to 10cm in diameter from May through to July with vivid green foliage that reach a height of 60cm.
Common Name: Laura Louise
Price: £9.95 ea.
Iris Pseudocorus Holdens Child
Blue/purple flowers, sometimes on multi branched stems in mid-summer. Easy grower, nice contrast to its commoner yellow variety.
Price: £9.95 ea.
Juncus Effusus Spiralis
Crazy contorted reed stems give an interesting contrast with other plants if planted together. Only about 12 inches high.
Price: £4.95 ea.