Marginal plants

We stock many different species and varieties of marginal plants.

These are grown around the edges of the pond in moist soil or in water to a depth of 18in (45cm) depending on the species.



Acorus calamus Sweet flag 

Acorus calamus 'Variegatus' Variegated sweet flag 

Acorus gramineus 'Ogon' Golden variegated sweet flag 

Acorus gramineus 'Variegatus' Variegated slender sweet flag 

Alisma parviflorum American water plantain 

Alisma plantago-aquaticum Water plantain Native

Allium Schoenoprasum Chives Native

Anemopsis californicum Apache beads 

Balldellia ranunculoides Lesser water plantain Native

Butomus umbellatus Flowering rush 

Butomus umbellatus 'Alba'  

Calla palustris Bog arum or water arum 

Caltha palustris King cup or Marsh marigold Native

Caltha palustris var.alba White himalayan marigold 

Caltha palustris var.polypetala  

Caltha palustrisplena Double marsh marigold 

Cardimine pratensis Cuckoo flower or Lady's smock Native

Carex acuta  Slender tufted sedge Native

Carex muskingumensis Musk sedge 

Carex panicea Carnation grass or Carnation sedge Native

Carex pendula Pendulous sedge Native

Carex pseudocyperus Cyperus sedge Native

Carex riparia Greater pond sedge Native

Carex riparia 'Bowles Golden' Golden sedge 

Cotula coronopifolia Brass buttons 

Cyperus longus Sweet galingale or Umbrella grass Native

Eleocharis palustris Common spike rush Native

Equisetum hyemale Dutch rush Native

Equisetum robustrum Black barred horsetail 

Equisetum scirpoides Bushy Horsetail 

Eupatorium cannabinum Hemp agrimony or Dutch agrimony Native

Euphorbia palustris Marsh spurge 

Geum rivale Water averns Native

Glyceria maxima Reed sweet grass Native

Glyceria maxima 'variegata' Variegated reed sweet grass Native

Gratiola officinalis Hedge hyssop 

Houttynia cordata 'Chameleon' Harlequin plant 

Houttynia cordata 'plena' Orange peel plant 

Iris ensata 'Variegata'  Variegated Japanese clematis iris 

Iris ensata (kaempferi) Japanese clematis iris 

Iris ensata' Rose Queen'  

Iris laevigata Rabbit ear iris 

Iris laevigata 'Snowdrift'  

Iris laevigata'Variegata'  

Iris louisiana 'Black Gamecock'  

Iris louisiana 'Heather Stream'  

Iris pseudocorus Yellow flag Native

Iris pseudocorus Flore Pleno Double yellow flag 

Iris pseudocorus variegata Variegated yellow flag 

Iris pseudocrus var. bastardii  

Iris sibirica Siberian Flag 

Iris versicolor 'Kermesina' Blue Flag 

Juncus effusus Soft rush Native

Juncus effusus var.spiralis Corkscrew rush 

Juncus ensifolius "Beaver dam plant, flying hedgehogs" 

Juncus inflexis Hard rush Native

Juncus maritimus Sea rush Native

Lobelia cardinalis Cardinal flower 

Lobelia fulgens Red leafed lobelia 

Lobelia siphilitica Blue lobelia 

Lobelia siphilitica 'Alba' White lobelia 

Lobelia vedrariensis Purple lobelia 

Lychnis flos-cuculi Ragged robin Native

Lychnis flos-cuculi 'White Robin' White ragged robin 

Lysichiton americanus  Skunk cabbage  

Lysichiton camtschatcensis White skunk cabbage 

Lysimachia nummularia Creeping jenny Native

Lysimachia numularia 'Aurea' Golden creeping jenny 

Lysimachia punctata Circle loostrife or dotted loostrife 

Lysimachia thyrsiflora Tufted loostrife Native

Lythrum salicaria Purple loostrife Native

Mantha aquatica Water mint Native

Mazus reptans Chinese marshflower 

Mazus reptans 'Alba' White chinese marshflower 

Mentha cervina  Water spearmint or Preslia cervina 

Mentha pulegium "Pennyroyal, Pudding grass" Native

Menyanthes trifoliata Bogbean native

Mimulus cardinalis Scarlet monkey flower 

Mimulus guttatus Monkey musk 

Mimulus ringens Lavender musk 

Myosotis scirpoides Water forget-me-not Native

Oenanthe japonica 'Flamingo' Variegated water dropwort 

Orontium aquaticum Golden club 

Persicaria bistorta "Adderwort, Bistort" Native

Petasites hybridus Butterburr Native

Phalaris arundinacea Reed canary grass Native

Phalaris arundinacea var.picta Gardeners garters 

Phragmites australis "Common reed, Norfolk reed" 

Phragmites australis variegatus Variegated Norfolk reed 

Physostegia virginiana Obedient plant 

Pontederia cordata Pickeral weed 

Pontederia cordata'Alba' White pickeral weed 

Ranunculus acris Fore Pleno Yellow bachelors buttons 

Ranunculus fammula Lesser spearwort Native

Ranunculus lingua 'Grandiflora' Greater spearwort Native

Rorippa nasturtium aquaticum Water cress Native

Rumex hydrolapathum Great water dock or water dock Native

Rumex sanguineus  Bloodwort or Wood dock Native

Sagittaria latifolia Duck potato 

Sagittaria saggittifolia Arrowhead Native

Sagittaria sagittifolia leucopetala Japanese arrowhead 

Saururus cernuus Lizard's Tail 

Scirpus cernuus Fibre optic plant 

Scirpus lac. Tab 'Zebrinus' "Schoenoplectus lac.Zeb, Zebra rush" 

Scirpus lac.Tab 'Albescens' "Schoenoplectus lac. Alb, Striped bilrush" 

Scirpus lacustris "Schoenoplectus lac.,Club rush" 

Scrophularia auriculata Water figwort Native

Sisyrinchium californicum Yellow-eyed grass or yellow satin flower 

Sparganium erectum Branched burr weed native

stachys palustris Marsh woundwort Native

Typha angustifolia Lesseer bulrushor narrow-leaved reedmace Native

Typha gracilis Bulrush or medium reedmace 

Typha latifolia Common bulrush or greater reedmace Native

Typha minima Miniature bulrush or miniature reedmace 

Veronica beccabunga Brooklime Native

Zantedeschia aethiopica 'Crowborough' Arum lily 

We have now closed for the season. We will be opening again in the spring 2022.

Please find details on our News Page.



Plant of the month

Caltha Palustris (Marsh Marigold or King Cup)


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