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Marginal plants are key for creating a healthy balanced pond, as well as providing height, colour and interest to your planting scheme. These plants will attract a variety of flying insects, whilst their foliage will give aquatic wildlife shelter for hiding and nesting.
True marginal plants can tolerate waterlogged soil, or water over their crown, all year round. They are typically found around the margins of ponds, in shallow water. When planting marginals it is important to refer to the recommended planting depth. This refers to the depth of water tolerated above the crown of the plant, typically the depth of water above the soil level. A plant that prefers a planting depth of 0-10cm can be grown anywhere from waterlogged soil (0cm) up to 10cm of water above the crown.
Description An attractive scented plant ideal for shallow water. Their green leaves turn red in autumn and once dried can be used for potpourri. Their seeds are often used as beads for necklaces hence it’s common name.
Description A tall British native rush that has long, narrow, dark green leaves and produces pretty umbrella headed pink flowers. This plant is perfect for providing egg laying sites for adult dragonfly as well as perching and roosting sites.
Description Also known as King Cup and Cow Lily, this is a great plant for introducing colour in early spring, producing large yellow buttercup like flowers. After flowering it will die back, occasionally appearing for a second flowering in autumn.
Description An attractive plant with variegated red, cream and green leaves from late spring through to early autumn, producing brightest colours when positioned in full sun. Its summer flowers have yellow flower spikes, with four white petals at the base.
Description This iris has attractive arching deep purple-black stems coming from long green leaves with purple staining at the base. Each stem produces 4 or 5 flowers with purple-blue falls, marked with a yellow and white signal and dark purple-blue veins.
Description A white version of the Chinese Marshflower; this low growing, creeping perennial is an excellent plant for very shallow margins and beach areas (not submerged). It will form dense mats of green foliage, and produce masses of blue-lilac flowers with gold spotted white centres.
Description This low growing, creeping perennial is an excellent plant for very shallow margins and beach areas (not submerged). It will form dense mats of green foliage, and produce masses of blue-lilac flowers with gold spotted white centres.
Description With distinct arrowhead shaped leaves, this perennial is another favourite. Both native and great for pollinators, this is an excellent plant choice. Tall stems produce large white flowers with dark purple centres.
Description An invasive perennial with long linear leaves and cylindrical dark brown flower spikes. Note, this is only suitable for large ponds and lakes as it can be invasive and may puncture pond liners.
Description Also known as Variegated Reedmace, this large Typha has attractive long green and creamy-white variegated leaves and brown flower spikes. Though slightly slower growing that Typha, this is only suitable for large ponds and lakes as it can be invasive and may puncture pond liners.
Description Also known as Miniature Reedmace, this Typha has perfect miniature form, producing round, brown coloured seed heads, ideal for adding interest to a pond margins.
This is the only typha suitable for small to medium garden ponds. It will spread steadily, but is still best contained to a basket.