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May Interest

Houttuynia cordata 'Plena' will display its white flowers from now until Autumn. Its colourful leaves also give off an amazing orange peel scent.

Acorus gramineus 'Ogon'

Slender sweet flag 'Ogon'
Summary Semi-evergreen, growing in wide fans, this plant forms into large low growing clumps. It has striking, narrow, bright yellow leaves, striped with yellow-ish green.

Acorus gramineus variegatus

Variegated slender sweet flag
Summary Semi-evergreen, growing in short wide clumps. It has narrow, green leaves, striped with creamy-yellow.

Aponogeton distachyos

Water Hawthorn
Summary Providing interest in your pond for many months, water hawthorn has white, scented flowers which appear in spring, and often again in autumn. Its elongated, spear shaped leaves develop from a submerged tuber and lie on the waters surface with its white flowers standing a few inches tall.

Carex Muskingumensis

Musk Sedge
Summary A great architectural plant, adding height and depth to your marginal border. Musk sedge is semi-evergreen, producing feathered, finely tapering, light green foliage.

Carex pseudocyperus

Cyperus Sedge
Summary A tuft forming perennial with bright yellow-green foliage and abundant bristly green or brown flower heads.

Ceratophyllum demersum

Hornwort
Summary Considered to be the best native oxygenator, hornwort is relatively slow growing compared to other oxygenators and doesn’t produce roots, making it low maintenance and easy to manage.

Equisetum hyemale

Dutch Rush
Summary A robust evergreen perennial grown for it’s architectural and winter interest. Equisetum are also known as horsetails so must be grown in containers to restrict their rhizomes.

Houttuynia cordata 'Boo Boo'

'Boo Boo'
Summary A lovely pond plant with a long flowering period, from May to September. Its crinkle effect, scented leaves turn bright red in autumn.

Iris chrysographes 'Black Gold'

Iris 'Black Gold'
Summary A statement iris, with grey-green narrow strap like leaves and tall strong stems displaying striking flowers with indigo-violet (almost black) falls with golden veins.

Iris chrysographes 'Black Knight'

Iris 'Black Knight'
Summary Standing proud on tall stems amongst grey-green strap like leaves, one of the darkest iris flowers you will find, with deep violet (almost black) falls and golden veins.

Iris forrestii

Iris forrestii
Summary Distinguished by its lemon yellow falls with reddish-brown veins and markings.

Iris Hookeri

Iris Hookeri
Summary A dwarf iris with mid-green, sword shaped leaves, producing lovely flowers with purple-blue falls marked with a white signal and dark purple veins.

Iris laevigata 'Snowdrift'

Iris 'Snowdrift'
Summary Producing double white flowers, this iris puts on quite a display. Pure white falls are marked with a yellow signal, while the standards are flashed with lilac.

Iris laevigata 'Variegata'

Iris 'Variegata'
Summary This iris has distinctive green, narrow leaves heavily striped with creamy-white. It produces flowers with purple-blue falls marked with a white signal.

Iris laevigata 'Weymouth Blue'

Iris 'Weymouth Blue'
Summary This vibrant iris has light green, arching, sword-like leaves, and flowers with purple-blue falls marked with a white signal.

Iris pseudacorus 'Creme de la creme'

Iris 'Creme de la creme'
Summary The crème de la crème! A lovely iris with sword shaped, grey green leaves, and flowers displaying creamy-white falls with delicate purple veins.

Menyanthes trifoliata

Bog Bean
Summary A fast growing plant with lovely bright green foliage. Bog bean is often the first flowering plant on the pond producing white, star shaped flowers tipped with pink.

Trollius chinensis 'Golden Queen'

Globeflower 'Golden Queen'
Summary A moisture loving perennial with bowl shaped, bright orange-yellow, early summer flowers and deeply divided mid green leaves. These buttercup-like flowers are perfect for the middle of a moist border or for planting on the margins of a pond.

Zephyranthes candida

White Rain Lily
Summary A deciduous or evergreen perennial with a stunning white crocus like flower in late summer.