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.

Juncus Ensifolius
Bright green like grass foliage topped with numerous dark brown seed heads.
Common Name: Flying Hedgehog
Price: £4.95 ea.
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Lychnis Flos-Cuculi 'White Robin'
Clusters of star shaped clean white flowers, each petal is deeply cut into 4 narrow segments, appearing in late Spring early Summer.
Price: £4.95 ea.
Item currently unavailable - expected back 01/06/2022
Lysichitum Camtschatcense
So called because of it's unusual aroma if the leaves are crushed. Grown mostly for it's large white arum like flowers in high summer.
Common Name: White skunk cabbage
Price: £4.95 ea.
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Mazus Reptans Alba
A lovely plant that gives very good ground cover. A matt like foliage with a mass of bright purple flowers from May to July. Perfect for attracting a multitude of wildlife.
Common Name: Chinese Marsh Flower
Price: £4.95 ea.
Item currently unavailable - expected back 01/06/2022
Mentha Cervina (Preslia cervina)
A neat quick growing mint of about 10-12 inches height. Producing, in late Summer clusters of lavender balls on upright stems. Pleasant strong scent. Needs restricting.
Common Name: European Mint
Price: £4.95 ea.
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Mimulus Luteus
Dozens of yellow trumpets grace this useful plant all summer. Trim back hard regularly to have repeat splashes of colour.
Common Name: Monkey Musk
Price: £4.95 ea.
Item currently unavailable - expected back 01/06/2022
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Mimulus Ringens
Longer and narrower leaves than the other Mimulus variates with violet blue flowers on tall stems.
Common Name: Lavender musk
Price: £4.95 ea.
Item currently unavailable - expected back 01/06/2022
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Oenanthe Japonica Flamingo
Grown mostly for its stunning variegated pink, white and green foliage ,rather than its tiny creamy white flowers in late summer.
Common Name: Variegated Water Dropwort
Price: £4.95 ea.
Item currently unavailable - expected back 01/06/2022
Orontium Aquaticum
Spade shaped leaves that come from a central root stock to about 12 inches in height with powder yellow spathes dipped in colour.
Common Name: Golden Club
Price: £9.95 ea.
Phragmites Communis Variegatus
Variegated form of the native Norfolk reed. Wispy grass like stems wave gracefully in the breeze to wonderful effect.
Common Name: Norfolk Reed
Price: £4.95 ea.
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: £9.95 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: £9.95 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.
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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.
Item currently unavailable - expected back 01/06/2022