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Shelf, Marginal, or Bog plants and flowers. These plants can be planted in containers with proper medium or soil along the edge of the water garden or in earth bottom ponds. Some can live in or out of the water. Contact us for questions on any water garden plants!

  1. Winter Hardy Pond Plants Winter Hardy Pond Plants
  2. Low Growing Pond Plants Low Growing Pond Plants
  3. Medium Height Pond Plants Medium Height Pond Plants
  4. Tall Pond Plants Tall Pond Plants
  5. Annual Marginal Pond Plants Annual Marginal Pond Plants

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10" x 7.5 deep Round Basket with Handles  +
16"x7" Hardy Waterlily / Small Lotus Container +
Ann Chowning Red Louisiana Iris --SALE OF THE WEEK! +

10" Round Basket with Handles - Best for short marginals under 12 inches in height or great for submerged grasses at the bottom of a pond ... use deeper and wider containers for tall plants so they wont tip...
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16 wide x7 deep dimensions . Provides best performance for water lilies and small to medium lotus. Some pond owners mistakenly believe that their new plants will simply float on the water’s surface. In fac...
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Ann chowning is an one of the more early blooming deep red Louisiana bog iris. Striking red and quite hardy will survive fine in up to five inches of water but can also tolerate living in the garden outside the ...
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Aquatic Baby's Breath (Spoonleaf Plantain)  Winter Hardy! +
Austrailia– red water canna (Plants! not bulbs) +
Spoonleaf Plantain or Waters Baby Breath. Hardy, growing to 24 inches with the flowers or 10-12 inches with the foliage. Plant at water level to 4". Alisma Paviforum
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Austrailian Jumping Violets, creeping down out of pots at or above the surface, trailing down waterfall edges and stream beds. These pretty short ground covers grow well and quick. Purple flowers abound. Hardy in Zone...
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Austrailia Canna: We ship Live plants, not a dormant rhizome! This flower features attractive green foliage topped with velvet-red flowers. This canna can grow 4.5 to 6 feet tall and is very showy. Overwinters easily ...
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Black Coral Taro -NEW! +
Bloody Dock (Rumex sanguineus) +
Black Coral Taro, deep shiny black leaves with a distinct electric ble veining. The most incredible and cool new plant for this season! Grow at the waters edge in a basket, in a stream or even if the garden if you wil...
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Bloody Dock (Rumex sanguineus) Med. 15" - Fairly Hardy, Zones 5-11 Tough, easy to grow, onamental vegetable. Reddish-green long leaves are veined in deep red and purple. The reddish-purple heads are showy f...
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Blue Hawaii Taro - NEW! - ON SALE THIS WEEK. Colocasia 'Blue Hawaii' - another new plant we found taking botanical gardens by storm was this new blue veined magnificent taro. Just stunning inside your po...
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BOG BEAN  (Shelf Pond Plants) +
CARDINAL FLOWER (Lobelia cardinalis) +
Chameleon Flower / Chameleon plant (houttuynia cordata) +

Bog Bean (or buck bean) An interesting marginal plant that can grow 6 to 12" up above in the water. The olive-green leaflets will stick out of the water. Hardy to zone 3 if planted in heavy loam soil. Amazi...
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CARDINAL FLOWER (Lobelia cardinalis) Enjoy intense red spikes of flowers during the summer. Grows 15-22” high with just the roots potted on the shelf. Very easy to grow and winters well. Use heavy loam garden soil, N...
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Chameleon Flower: A winter hardy marginal plant that grows 4 to 8 inches tall. Red stems bear blueish green, heart shaped leaves with swatches of red and cream around edges. Cone shaped white flowers appear in s...
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Chinese LIZARD’S TAIL (Saururus chinensis) +
Clyde Redmond, Blue - Louisiana Iris, cannot ship to California +
Crystal Ball Variegated Pennywort +

Chinese Lizards Tail  (Saururus chinensis) Much more spectacular than the North American native variety. The bright green foliage on these pond plants are accented with 4" - 6" long spikes of whit...
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Clyde Redmond - A wonderful, short blue Louisiana Iris growing only 26 to 30 inches tall. On the registration it is noted as a cornflower blue self with a beautiful yellow signal and remarkably vigorous blue variety ...
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Crystal Ball Variegated Pennywort looks wonderful around the edge of a pond, as a low growing plant in a pot to hide the edges around a taller plant, or best sweeping down a waterfall stream. Pond Builders acros...
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Dwarf Blue Bells (Ruellia brittoniana) +
Delightful, pale-blue, trumpet-shaped summer flowers. It has dark purple-green foliage that contrasts nicely. Grows to 8-12"  high.
 
Dwarf Sweetflag Goldon Ogon
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Eden's Paintbrush Pond Iris / Bog Iris. This species (iris ensata) is an herbaceous perennial. Also called Japanese water iris, i. ensata blooms in early summer. Japanese water iris are best grown in full sun or parti...
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ensata Variegata (The Striped Japanese Iris) SALE OF THE WEEK! +
Fertilizer Tabs (60 Tabs) PLUS HUMATES! NEW! +
Floating Plant Island Container 16" (Protect Plants From KOI) +
Iris ensata 'Variegata' (Striped Japanese Iris)...aquatic or just in the sunny part of a well watered garden, this is your spring showstopper. 6 hours of sun or more is perfect. Iris ensata &#...
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PondTabbs PLUS HUMATES 60 Fertilizer tablets for water lilies, lotus, and other aquatic plants. Fast acting fertilizer tabs that allow their nutrients to go to work giving plants a strong start and healthy diet....
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Floating Plant Island Container Large (Protect Plants From KOI), these floating planters can be used to grow plants in ponds where large koi dig up and root around in plants destroying them. Provide those koi wi...
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Floating Plant Island Container 20" (Protect Plants From KOI) +
GOLDEN CLUB (Orontium aquaticum) +
Mottled Beauty, Iris laevigata ON SALE THIS WEEK! +

Floating Plant Island Container Large (Protect Plants From KOI), these floating planters can be used to grow plants in ponds where large koi dig up and root around in plants destroying them. Provide those koi wi...
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GOLDEN CLUB (Orontium aquaticum)

Golden club is an unusual and attractive member of the of the arum family, related to Jack-in-the-pulpit, skunk cabbage, and garden calla lily. The common...
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Mottled Beauty is a Japanese aquatic bog iris. (Iris laevigata) This iris has six petaled white flowers overlaid with beautiful deep china blue speckles. Stylearms are white with a violet-purple mid-vein line. M...
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NEW Erebus Pink, Aquatic Longwood Cannas +
OBEDIENT Flowers (Physostegia leptophylla) Blooms Spring to Frost (SALE) Shelf Pond Plants +
Oval Baskets w/ Handles  18Lx7Wx6D  +

Erebus Flower, Aquatic Cannas pink longwoods: Height: Shorter Medium, Flower Color: Salmon Pink, Foliage Characteristics: Blue Green Leaves. Excellent pond plant 1-3" deep. Plant in 2 gallon or larger conta...
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Obedient Flowers (Physostegia virginiana) Lavender flower spikes accent the water garden nicely. It is a very vigorous grower and gets 2' to 3' high. Obedient plant is also known as False Dragonhead. The...
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18Lx7Wx6D  kidney or oval plant basket. Some pond owners mistakenly believe that their new plants will simply float on the water’s surface. In fact, water plants—like most plants—must...
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PAPYRUS, DWARF - SALE! - (Cyperus haspan) +
Papyrus, giant - Cyperus papyrus  - SALE OF THE WEEK! +
Pickerel CORDATA - Blue +

Dwarf Papyrus! The 18-24” plant has many thin leaves on top of the stems. A nice accent to the water garden, this plant is viviparous and will grow new plants from the tops. Winter over as a hous


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Papyrus, tall egyptian  A very popular plant that grows 50-80” tall. The foliage consists of long, strap-like leaves at the top of the stem. Buy Pond Plants, Trapdoor Pond Snails, Aquatic Pond Plants,...
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Pickerel Cordata is the shorter native cousin of the Royal Blue Pickerel. Cordata is much shorter staying about 20-30 inches tall in most ponds. It flowers all summer from June - October and attracts butterflies like ...
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PICKEREL, White (Pontederia cordata) +
Pink Sunburst Canna NEW! DWARF! +
Potted, Lindernia grandiflora NEW! Groundcover +

PICKEREL, White (Pontederia cordata)  Enjoy white blooms all summer long. Grows about 24-30” high and 24” wide. Very easy to grow.


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New Dwarf Pink Sunburst Medium Pink variegated canna. Grows only 18-30" tall. Flowers all summer. Remove roots after frost and store in cool dry place for winter. Replant 1st of summer. Full Sun. Tied with Orange punc...
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 Lindernia grandiflora is big blue moneywort, larger foliage than the monierri with blue purple flowers if planted in the sun. Use as a low groing cover in streams or just at the waters edge below tall plan...
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ROYAL BLUE PICKEREL, Tall (pickerel dilatata) +
RUSH, HORSETAIL (Equisetum hyemale) +
RUSH, HORSETAIL DWARF (Equisetum scirpoides) +
Royal Blue Pickerel, much fancier than pickerel weed / pickerel cordata... Enjoy blue/purple blooms all summer long. Grows about 30-40” high and 24” wide. Very easy to grow. Cannot ship into California!
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RUSH, HORSETAIL (Equisetum hyemale) The dark green stalks are similar to bamboo. A popular choice. Gets 30-48” high. Prefers very shallow water or just moist loam soil. Evergreen in winter. Shipped in net ...
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Dark-green, stiff foliage is evergreen. Grows 6" to 8" high. Prefers shallow water to just moist soil. A nice foreground plant for the pond.


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