We are excited to introduce our latest selection of aquatic and marginal pond plants. From colourful flowering varieties to robust foliage. If you don’t already have a pond, we hope these new additions to the plant area will encourage you to make space for one in your garden as they come with countless benefits.

Firstly, they are therapeutic and aesthetically pleasing, adding colour, texture, and natural beauty to the garden, enhancing the sensory experience, and creating a more enjoyable outdoor environment for relaxation and recreation. They also provide a habitat for various wildlife such as birds, insects, and amphibians, contributing to the ecological balance of your garden.

Marginal plants thrive in shallow water or moist soil conditions and can be planted in various locations to enhance the beauty and functionality of a garden. Planted around the edges of ponds they provide natural filtration, help prevent erosion, and create a transition zone between land and water.

Marginal plants can also be planted in containers placed in or near water features, such as ponds or fountains. This allows for flexibility in placement and makes it easier to control their growth.

These plants are also well-suited for bog gardens, which mimic the natural wetland habitat. Plant them in areas with consistently moist soil and partial sunlight to create a lush and diverse ecosystem.

If you are lucky enough to have a stream flowing through the garden, they thrive along the banks of streams or creeks, helping to stabilize the soil, preventing erosion, and providing a habitat for wildlife.

Houttuynia cordata ‘Plena’ 

Houttuynia cordata ‘Plena’, commonly known as the Orange Peel Plant, is a captivating perennial with unique double-petaled white flowers that bloom in clusters, this plant earns its name from the distinct citrus-like scent emitted when its leaves are crushed. Whether planted in moist soil, shady areas, or as a ground cover, the Orange Peel Plant will make a charming touch to any garden setting.

Mimulus Guttatus

Mimulus guttatus, commonly known as the Yellow Monkey Flower, is a delightful flowering perennial renowned for its vibrant yellow blooms with distinctive red markings, this charming plant adds a splash of colour to garden ponds, streams, and banks. The trumpet-shaped flowers attract pollinators like bees and butterflies but also provide a cheerful focal point. This resilient plant thrives in moist soil conditions, making it an excellent addition to the verge of ponds or boggy ground.

Polystichum polyblepharum

Polystichum polyblepharum, commonly known as the Japanese Lace Fern, is a graceful evergreen fern celebrated for its delicate fronds and elegant appearance.  Perfect for shaded garden spots, where its lush foliage adds a touch of tranquillity and sophistication. The Japanese Lace Fern’s distinctive characteristics include glossy, dark green fronds that unfurl gracefully, creating a layered, lacy effect. It’s a low maintenance addition to the garden and tolerates both moist and well-drained soils.

Iris pseudacorus

Iris pseudacorus, commonly known as the Yellow Iris, is renowned for its striking yellow flowers with bold veining and graceful arching foliage, it creates a captivating focal point in any pond. The dense foliage provides shelter to aquatic wildlife, such as frogs and dragonflies.

Nymphaea Gladstoniana

Nymphaea ‘Gladstoniana’, a white Water Lily, is a stunning aquatic plant beloved for its timeless beauty and graceful presence in garden ponds and water features. These pretty blooms float serenely on the water’s surface, creating a sense of tranquillity and elegance. Thriving in full sun to partial shade and in water depths ranging from shallow to several feet deep.

Oenanthe javanica ‘Flamingo’

Oenanthe javanica ‘Flamingo’, is a striking perennial plant prized for its ornamental foliage with its delicate, variegated leaves in shades of pink, cream, and green. ‘Flamingo’ thrives in moist to wet soil conditions, making it ideal for ponds, streams, and bog gardens. Beyond its aesthetic appeal, it also serves as as a natural filter to improve water quality and provides habitat for aquatic wildlife.

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