Marginal Water Plants

Marginal Water Plants

Marginal Water Plants

Marginal plants enjoy growing in the shallow waters at the edge of the pond.

They grow with their roots in the water but with most of their foliage and flowers above the water.

 Some marginal plants grow only in wet soil, while others like to be in a few inches of water. Marginal plants can be more than 6 feet or less than 2 inches tall, they can be clump forming or rambling and provide much of the colour, variety and decorative interest throughout the year and form the junction between the pond and the rest of the garden. 

In addition marginal plants provide important habitat for many forms of wildlife especially amphibians.

The water depth quoted for all the marginals is from the top of the pot.


Native Marginal Plants

Native Marginal Plants

These marginal plants are native to the British Isles.
Hardy Marginal plants

Hardy Marginal plants

These marginal plants are all hardy and will overwinter quite happily in the pond.
Tender Marginal Plants

Tender Marginal Plants

These marginal plants are not frost hardy and require bringing indoors for the winter (either into a greenhouse or into the house as a pot plant).

These marginal plants are available from mid-May onwards.